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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN RMIT 2009

Project Topic THE GIFT Pre - Major Project Proposal

A research and immersion based examination into political, economic, sociological and ethical reasons, behind the action of giving, and emotional conections felt for treasured possessions. Jewellery is the principle category of gift items to be explored.

Major Project Proposal

To design series of ‘gift’ objects which examine, provoke, and poke fun at the notion of an object as a symbol with which to express emotion, with the underpinning message that our desire for lots of possessions can be replaced if the associations felt with the object have personal connotations. The series of objects will demonstrate clever design solutions to mass consumption and the draining of the world’s natural resources, through an in depth examination of innovative materials manufacturing techniques and DIY.

Kathryn Quinn PRE MAJOR & MAJOR PROJECTS


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