Our first instalment of a study we will be undertaking on the natural resource of Hemp. This print details some of its basic functions as a renewable source of production. Continue »
Hardwired. Hardwired to miss the train of thought that every day is to repeat. Hardwired to the thought every day … Continue »
The following two part study will provide a contemporary reflection of how Western civilisation revolves around consumer culture and raises issues concerning the reactions against this way of living. Consumer culture plays an integral role within Western societies as a primary contributor to a countries economics, social lifestyles and values. The concept of consumerism as a means of purchasing goods in large amounts has been implemented into many of our lives from a very early stage in individual development. Continue »
The written matter below forms the second and last piece of the study on Consumer Culture in current society.
Based on my review of the work of various authors, a number of issues have been raised. These include the invasive power of mass communication, particularly advertising, and the manipulation, control and materialism that appears to be transparent in consumer culture. As a direct reaction to this, there are multiple designers who explore these issues in great depth. The works of counterculture designers address these elements as sociopolitical activists. Continue »