Exhibition Asks Visitors To Talk Sustainability

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Exhibition asks visitors to talk sustainability


An exhibition on the relationship between sustainability and design that asks

visitors to record their comments as part of a research feedback loop opens on

Sunday.


RMIT University researcher, Elizabeth Farlie, is running the exhibition, called “10

incomplete things from an imaginary life”, as part of a larger investigation into the

connection between sustainability and communication design.


Ms Farlie, from the School of Media and Communication, said the project was

looking at how people thought about sustainability and how that could be shifted

through conversation initiated by new uses of design. 


“I am encouraging people to contribute to this research by attending the exhibition

and recording their responses by audio or writing.


“The exhibition will display a range of materials intended to prompt people to re-

think their understanding of sustainability.


“As a practising designer I have often asked what I could contribute to the

challenge to be a more sustainable society, what else can I contribute beyond

meeting the commercial needs of my clients?


“To answer that question I chose to take a broader view, a deeper view. How does

it all fit together? The exhibition asks in particular what makes something real?

What makes consumerism real? What are the notions underlying that economic

and sociological system?


“As part of this exhibition, I have also examined a group of visual artists from the

United States who produced works around these questions, a group which

included David Salle, Paul McManhon, Matt Mullican, Cindy Sherman and Barbara

Kruger.”



“10 incomplete things from an imaginary life”


DATES:

17 October, 12-2pm; 19 October, 6-8pm; and 22 October, 12-2pm

VENUE: 

Nucleus design studio, level 2, Building 9, Bowen Street, 

RMIT University



For interviews: Elizabeth Farlie, 0400 938 056.


For general media enquiries: University Communications, David Glanz, (03)

9925 2807 or 0438 547 723.

13 October, 2010   






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