Our sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. Our senses enable us to experience the world intimately, personally, and singularly.
Focusing on Tea culture from two different places (Japan and UK), students will design ‘experience’ for/around tea engaging the range of tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and auditory senses. Students will explore the symbolic, cultural, social, and technical aspects of tea culture, and extract the potential for experiential aesthetics.
The design process in the studio is heavily based on hands-on approaches, experiments, and quality of crafts.
The studio offers a semi-intensive practice by completing 12 weeks of classes within 9 weeks of time including the final presentation.