We all have labels, whether we wear them proudly or they are reluctantly given to us. Some are temporary, for example: student, and some will dictate how you go about your life. My top three life indicators as of right now are: partner, designer and vegan. They are my top three because these are three aspects of myself I do not plan on ever changing about myself. I have to use partner at the moment because fiance is temporary and I am not a wife as of this moment but I will always be Tom's partner, I choose to always have design as a my career choice whether or not it is my full profession, and finally, I choose to always be labelled a vegan.
A visionary look to a future where no exploitation of animals is allowed.La Terrasse's third presentation of work will explore the options of designers to design with zero use of animal ingredients in their design processes and outcomes. This resolution will require and force the participants to explore the materials they use, to reconsider their tools and to invent new paths to form their concepts. This is a visionary look on a future where no exploitation of animals is allowed and the action of making use of, and benefiting from, substitute resources is a fundamental duty
eat / marloes maarmans
'EAT' explores the way we, as a carnivorous society, 'deliberately keep ourselves grossly ignorant of the industry that produces our meat'. Many find it easier to keep a blind eye for their conscience's sake. 'Eat rips away the veil and exposes a world that exists beneath superficial appearances'. Many who look at the meat in the supermarket, wrapped up and disguised in an aesthetically-pleasing manner as world's away from the 'raw material' so to speak. The sinister portrayal on children's packets of cute cartoon pigs and chicken's looking happy and smiley. Still may of us cannot make a connection. This facade does not expose the consumer to true manufacture of their dinner. Eat plays on this idea and does a one-eighty from the disguised world of meat production and shows the final product wrapped in the fur of the original animal. There is something so uncomfortable about this design, even seeing it as a vegan, it reminds us of how easily we forget and almost gives the food a soul. Nothing about this is appetizing, even to a meat-eater and it has been designed specifically for this impact.
I have learned that products, and food especially hold deep emotions within people. They could relate to memories of Sunday lunches or a pair of shoes handed down from someone who is no longer there. We must never criticize a consumers emotional attachment to a product, however we can expose a truth that can change their perceptions and create new emotions. The ethics must be just as sustainable as the concept itself when it comes to ecological and vegan design. We must offer alternatives that replicate old ways, consider new paths and inspire the want for more. I cannot be militant, it is unsustainable. I have to design to evoke change, not force it.
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