Urban Dolls project travels to Poland to take part in Design Faction at Lodz Design Festival 2011

Urban Dolls project travels to Poland to take part in Design Faction at Lodz Design Festival 2011. My work will be exhibited alongside of other eleven great designers / artists: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg / Dominic Wilcox / Gerard Rallo / Gunnar Green / James Auger & Jimmy Loizeau  (Jimmy has taught me at Goldmiths)/ Ludwig Zeller / Marek Kultys / Revital Cohen / Santiago Ortega Haboud / Sitraka Rakotoniaina / Studio Duho: Hina Thibaud & Olivia Decaris

Curated by: Kasia Jezowska
In partnership with British Council


Lat. fictio, f. – creation, shaping, inventing
Lat. factio, f. – action

“For the last hundred years, human body has changed like never before. Research shows that we are taller, we weigh more, our bodies have different build. This way, human organism has adjusted to a variety of changes which we have been exposed to during the last century. Where biology still has to work on something, designers get involved. Mobile mini-devices, temporary prostheses and active implants are their response to the technological progress. These are also examples showing how much design itself has changed. A wide spectrum of 2D and 3D planning has been joined by creation of alternative scenarios and speculative solutions which run far into the future. Design is also a critical commentary on contemporariness – our lifestyle, ambitions and desires. At the same time, it disturbs our comfort of being a user, making us wonder if what we witness is design fiction or another step in the technological evolution.”