This layout of pages for a zine discusses the possible effects that low employment and the segregation of individuals in the workplace may have on the consumption of limited resources and a disconnect from the natural environment. I frame this discussion by proposing that the victimisation of those who are unemployed and the spatial and time restrictions placed on those who are employed may not only isolate them from making emotional connections with each other, but also reduces their experience and greater enjoyment of the spaces whereby we learn to live amongst and have respect for other living organisms. Perhaps, I argue, it is this which is at the core of the problems of the ecological in design thinking and how we better bridge the divide between the coldness of the man-made and our relationship to the world around us.
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I'm a designer: I specialise in theatre design, film-making and performance to explore the unusual in the everyday. I'm excited by things that seem out of place, objects that transform and expanding the inclusion of potential users into the design process. I am using this blog to adapt my understanding of a term I use to make sense of my practice - Intervene Here. I have defined this as a method encompassing activities of film, performance and participant interaction. It also appears as a tool kit to equip the designer when delving into the uncomfortable and the unfamiliar. We may tread here to uncover and isolate the rich material potential to be found there. The opportunities for design that can also exist within the singularity of the moment, the impermanent and the impulsive action. View all posts by Intervene_Here