From research to text

Research map                          Thesis pdf                       Article published in Volume magazine

from text to concepts: illustrations

from concepts to object 1: black dress

Dress 
Video

CREDITS

Video

A Matter of Time: Black

 

Watch Movie

https://vimeo.com/28014782

Concept, Direction & Editing

Isabel Valdés Marín

 

Performer

missharo

 

Photography

Daniel Carretero

from concepts to object 2: white dress

Dress
Video

CREDITS

Video

A Matter of Time: White

 

Watch Movie

https://vimeo.com/28014782

Concept, Direction & Editing

Isabel Valdés Marín

 

Performer

missharo

 

Photography

Daniel Carretero

exhibitions

material obesity,

a matter of time

material obesity
Abstract

Mankind is suffering from ‘Material obesity’. We are consuming faster than we are able to get rid of things. Massive amounts of colourful nothing, clothes, books and other media end up on shelves and in closets without ever having been read or used. Storage is the temporary death of the object. Are we aware of our own time in relation to objects? Is there still a chance to bring the lifeless stuff back to life?

One liner

A Matter of Time is a research into the mechanisms that make a product obsolete, from both global (Planned Obsolescence) and human (accumulation & storage) perspectives.

How

The project is focused on the human perspective, from which the main problem is not about design to age or not to age but about being aware of our own time in relation to objects.

What

The design proposals aim is to explore and to answer the question of whether or not it is possible to get back some space-time from the storage or if, on the contrary, we will end up literally storing ourselves.

Why

The time, space and money we use to consume, accumulate and store means to sacrifice time for culture and community. Mankind is suffering from ‘Material obesity’ and we need the equivalent of liposuction treatment to become healthy once again.

Project

Material Obesity is a thesis project carried out during the Contextual Design Master's Program (MDes) at Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands) in 2011. It consists of:

1) TEXT

- A Thesis paper

- An article published in Volume Magazine

2) CONCEPTS - VISUALIZATIONS

- Illustrations

3) OBJECTS

- 2 Dresses

4) STORYTELLING - COMMUNICATION

- 2 Videos

- Exhibitions

CREDITS

Project

Thesis Project "Material Obesity, a Matter of Time"

 

Time and Location

Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2011

Context

Master of Design (MDes), Contextual Design Master's Program. Design Academy Eindhoven 2011.

Mentors

The following mentors were involved in the project process: Gijs Bakker (Head of the Master Department, designer and co-founder droog design), Louise Schouwenberg (Master Programme leader, writer and curator), Gijs Assman (artist), Scott Burnham (creative strategist), Joost Grootens (architectural and graphic designer), Koen Kleijn (journalist), Ted Noten (jewellery designer), Barbara Visser (artist) and Dries Verbruggen (Product Designer).

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