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Bethan Laura Wood

Artist in London

Cultural Conduit Design

PRESENTED ON OCT 19, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 160

British designer, and Royal College of Art Alumni, Bethan Laura Wood will capture our imaginations with an exploration of some of the award-winning designs that have emerged from her multidisciplinary practice. Her work, characterized by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a brilliantly colourful passion for detail investigates the relationships we make with objects in our everyday lives, and questions how they can become cultural conduits.

Bethan Laura Woodはイギリスのデザイナーにして、名門Royal College of Artの卒業生。豊富な経験を活かして生み出された素晴らしいデザインは、これまでに数多くの賞を受賞してきた。彼女の作品には、絶え間ない素材の研究、職人さんとの協力、色彩への繊細な心遣いが反映されている。彼女のプレゼンテーションは、私たちと日常の小物との関わり、そして文化への関わりのヒントを教えてくれるかもしれない。

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BY HERMANN TREBSCHE
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Hermann is one the recent graduates from the Royal College of Art in London to watch. Awesome projects. www.hermanntrebsche.com

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Cross-Cultural Design

BY SO+BA DESIGN
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"Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2014.

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Indigenous People and Cultural Art

BY NICOLAS GALANIN
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Nicolas Galanin was brought in a traditional creative environment. He studied Jewellery design and Silversmithing, and dedicated his life to the continium of cultural art and to regain the displacement of his culture. He is also a musician and is interested in creating progress for the next generation.

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An Ode to the 13 RRC Grads

BY TABATHA PTASHNIK
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

In this presentation, Tabatha Ptashnik reveals who is the best designer in the newly graduated class from Red River College.

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Fine Art vs. Graphic Design

BY DUSTIN GEORGE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 28, 2017

Dustin George is an art director at MGM Communications. He has Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Indigenous Art from the First Nations University of Canada, and the University of Regina. He took his design education at Red River College in Winnipeg where he graduated with diplomas in graphic design and advanced graphic design. Having completed schooling in both the Fine Art and Graphic Design disciplines, Dustin explains the differences between the two, and where his journey has taken him.

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Drop Tokyo

BY KAZUMA IWANO
@ VOL 160 ON OCT 19, 2018

From street snaps over the past ten years, Kazuma Iwano introduces not only popular street styles but also the modern cultural history of Tokyo.

いまや世界も注目する東京ストリートファッションはもちろん、東京カルチャーの近代史を、10年間以上撮り続けてきたスナップから紐解きご紹介していただきます。

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Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art

BY CHRIS SPEED
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where he collaborates with a wide variety of partners to explore how design provides methods to adapt, and create products and services with a networked society. He is especially favours trangressive design interventions, to help identify and promote the values we care about most, including the design for the blockchain, an application for sham marriages, and an SMS platform for shoplifting. Chris is co-editor of the journal Ubiquity and co-directs the Design Informatics Research Centre that is home to a combination of researchers working across the fields of interaction design, temporal design, anthropology, software engineering and digital architecture, as well as the PhD, MA/MFA and MSc and Advanced MSc programmes.

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Interdisciplinary Fashion: a multi-faceted approach

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Anuje Farhung’s presentation explores the world of fashion design and how new concepts and ideas are affecting it. She talks about the innovative and avant-garde designs that are being introduced and how it is changing fashion, and in turn how it is influencing culture.

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BY HASSAN ANIFOWOSE
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 24, 2019

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