TASTE, TASTE, DO YOU LOVE THE TASTE?

22/04/2019 – 26/04/2019 CTS: WEEK 7   Antoine Hennion (2007) stated: “Taste is not an attribute, it is not a property (of a thing or of a person), it is an activity”. This is interesting as we often associate objects with standards like wine and smart clothes, however you liking those things does not meanContinue reading “TASTE, TASTE, DO YOU LOVE THE TASTE?”

YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH (WICKED) PROBLEMS

14/05/2019 – 19/05/2019 CTS: WEEK 6   “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken At the core of a wicked problem is that we cannot solve it, it’s difficult or impossible for a multitude of factors: information is unfinished and contradictory, the number ofContinue reading “YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH (WICKED) PROBLEMS”

THE U IN UTOPIA

11/03/2019 – 15/03/2019 CTS: WEEK 5   What is the U in Utopia? Under construction. As a society we are constantly building, developing and every businessman’s favourite word: innovating. From lighting fires to designing spaceships, mankind is in a constant pursuit to better our lives. The vision doesn’t always line up with reality. Some dreamsContinue reading “THE U IN UTOPIA”

FINE ART VS. GRAFFITI VS. STREET ART

04/03/2019 – 08/04/2019 CTS: WEEK 4     From Graffiti’s roots in 1960s Philadelphia to today, a lot has shifted in the eye of the public. It has always been hated, but in present times not as much. Graffiti used to be completely illegal, teenagers who painted on walls were being put in jail withContinue reading “FINE ART VS. GRAFFITI VS. STREET ART”

FOLK TALES AND FAKE TALES

25/02/2019 – 01/03/2019 CTS: WEEK 3     We all grow up listening, reading and watching tales told long ago, from little red riding hood to the Pied Piper. What we don’t realise until later on is how institutional they are to our development. They introduce us to adult themes such as death, kidnapping, pedophiles,Continue reading “FOLK TALES AND FAKE TALES”

THE MEME THAT MAKES ME LOL

18/02/2019 – 22/02/2019 CTS: WEEK 2     Humour, comedy, jokes and banter, we all love to laugh until are sides split, our lungs collapse and our faces turn red, but what makes something funny? Laughing is much linked to society and culture. How we grow up, language, expressions, history, politics, social classes, etc. ThereContinue reading “THE MEME THAT MAKES ME LOL”

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