Lecturer:.John Cherrey

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (049.01.001)
Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 – On Campus (049.01.001)

In this course your understanding of materials will be challenged, developed, and deepened through reading and watching as well as designing and making. This is most definitely a studio where the act of making will be central to what and how you learn.  

In the early weeks of the semester, you will be given a set exercise to guide you on a path to developing a new and expanded sensibility in approaching and crafting materials.  The set exercise will be followed by a series as targeted investigations.  The focus of these investigations will be an exploration of a number of different materials, their properties and associated processes. In our exploration we will also look beyond a craft perspective of materiality and ponder how knowledge held by material science might benefit our quest in design. Equally we will question the cultural implications of out material choices. How might we question our preconceptions? Might some materials be used in different ways by breaking away from accepted norms and looking at them with new and inquiring