Cross Year Studio – Publishing

What I learned through this workshop:

In this workshop, we chose the book DOWN AND OUT IN BRITAIN by Jeremy Sandford. This book was published in 1971 and summarises the facts about British class society in documentary style. This man in the photo above is eating a sandwich provided by the city administration, and the author shows the issue of poverty in the working class of the UK at the time. To re-activate this publication, we started to be concerned about whether we should re-target the audience.
The target audience of the book was general people in the UK, and it should not be changed. However, 50 years have passed since publishing this book, so we can emphasise the fact that this issue has not been solved over 50 years to use this picture repeatedly.
Regarding the format of our publication, we thought to create publication which has only the picture for 50 times as the physical way. Then, we thought social networking is better to spread the fact widely now. So we designed the mockup to post this gif picture on Twitter(X).
It was a fun workshop concerned with the meaning of publication(n) and publishing(v) from different perspectives.


Position through △2 – WEEK04+05

●Week 04 – making the draft

I chose ‘Design Activism Challenging the Speciesist Upbringing of Children’ as my reference for Triangulation △2. This thesis is about how design contributes to the animal rights issues written by a designer. The topic is the same as my project, but the target audience and the enactments are different. In my written work, I organise the key elements of this thesis to learn what I should know about animal rights related to producing meat and compare the position between this thesis and my project.

Regarding the Written Response for the Summative Assessment at the end of this Unit, I should correct the references again for my research since I changed the context of my questioning when I narrowed down the target audience.
The list of current references is below:

In week four, I analysed both Design Activism Challenging the Speciesist Upbringing of Children and PIG CITY to see the differences and similarities from these perspectives, purposes and the final enactments.

On the tutorial, Adele and Charles gave me the feedback. The working point was that the composition was very clear so that readers could understand my intention for the project. The non-working point was that it needed deeper analysis from the many types of perspectives. They also gave me the idea to connect the reference to my studio works, for instance, adding interesting information about pigs on the package so that humans feel similar to them as an animal.

●Week 05 – finishing △2 writings

During the tutorial, Andrew gave me 1on1 feedback, mainly about further studio work. He suggested that the design work should be wider than reconstructing packaging in expressing my position through design work. For instance, making DIY tools for activists or publishing a book regarding this issue.

◎The final outcome