This is a small post before I go. I am leaving for Manchester Airport in 45 to spare so I thought this was time was best used for a mini blog post. This will be about my intentions for Dutch Design Week. My itinary looks something like this as of right now:
what I've planned
I downloaded the DDW app onto my phone which allowed my to browse through topics that I felt were relevant to what I am currently researching such as sustainability, bio design, nature, experience design and even a whole filter devoted to waste - my new obsession. There are even students looking at vegan or 'veganistisch' design and ones working with mycelium. I think I have a good list but with enough room for more, what I have listed as:
what I've not planned
It seems strange to plan not to plan but I am sometimes too over-organised with planning what I want to see I forget that this design show is as much a new experience as it is an educational trip. Experience one of my buzz words in design as of currently and I need to learn from experiences first hand. Although I have a list of things I want to see I also have a non-existent list of things I want to see. That list doesn't exist because I don't know what those are. I am currently focusing on a design agenda I am fascinated on but it is just as beneficial to understand what inspires others and how they interpret those inspiration into their design. We may not be looking at the same subject area, but I can still appreciate and learn from their interpretations. I want to have a wander as much as a hunt. I'm also exciting to be in a new country, a new city, new people and experience a new culture. I'm want to see how Dutch design differs to design I am more familiar with and how we differ from a cultural stance. As I am wanting to implement responsible, sustainable design that needs to be understood and read in an abundance of different cultures and I must understand and sympathise with cultural differences so that my design is truly success.
I will share my experience and research on this blog and on my other social media Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (all @chesygn). Until then, tot zeins (see you later)
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