It is getting more and more difficult to define a concept of contemporary beauty. In urban society, where the hunt for perfection begins at an early age and modified ‘plastic beauties’ wave from the covers of glossy magazines, humanity’s struggle for perfection appears almost limitless.
This is my Contextual Report for my final year project. In this paper, I propose that there is no need to undergo expensive, psychologically and physically painful procedures in finding your perfect look. Essential parts of the human psyche – confidence and self-esteem – could be easily lifted and ‘healed’ not just by a few cuts and stitches made by the surgeon, but also by through various design contexts and practises.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” (Dale Carnegie)
A note by Livia Rossi.
Props ready for the debates.
This projects was one week joint project , where second & third year students had a chance to meet and design together. I was working in a group with: Brittany Gragham (3rd year) and Danny Morgan, Alice B., Nicolette (2nd year).
Soft Toy / cushion hand made by Vilma
This poster is designed to illustrate the research project about quiet electrical cars that cause danger for blind and children.
Hand made by Vilma.
I have created this 3D model trying to picture the area of my research in the best possible way. I think this model looks really good, as well as gives as much information as it can.
This was 6 weeks project, where I worked alongside my friends: Lizzy Burt and Michael Richardson.
The brief of the project was to design a 5m square exhibition space in Brick Lane that would communicate Nokia’s new ‘social location’ technology. The outcome had to capture visitor’s attention and tell the story with simplicity and innovation.
This project was an interesting and challenging journey, as my main aim was not to create something beautiful, beneficial to a society but opposite – to create negativity that people would remember and talk about. As an artist I was re-shaping an old area’s face. I was designing its new mood, playing with people’s feelings, their emotions, with a hope to shock and leave them scared and terrified.
This was one of the strangest briefs we had at Goldsmiths. SUPER ORDINARY. What is super ordinary? Can you try to define it? This is how I understand it.
27 March 2009 was the deadline for Ethics & Sustainability essay submission. I was writing about Ars Viva | Arts of Survival. Slums.
Today I had a great pleasure meeting with Goldsmith’s external examiner, Fiona Raby! What we were talking about in our 1:1, I’ll keep it as a SECRET.
I was helping to Goldsmiths 3rd year students setting up their final Degree Show, in Brick lane, at Old Truman Brewery, London