Sash was in a bad mood until he spotted this….

Sash was in a bad mood until he spotted this….

It was a very dull, wet and windy day. I wasn’t dressed for the weather and forgot my umbrella at home. A massive stack of cardboard that I bought for sketch modelling was making my arms ache and was flying in the wind like a sail. I was totally unprepared for my tutorial this week and to top it all off I head a very bad cold. No. it was much worse. It was an extreme type of a man flu. As I was approaching the gates of the university I spotted these two fellas doing some random moves, circling around each other in rhythmic motions, quickly lifting their feet. I suddenly forgot about the man flu, the sodden cardboard and the tutorial. I stood in the rain and watched them for a good 10  – 15...

Retribution v Rehabilitation (Stage C (Concept Development) presentation)

“… maintaining family contact while in prison reduces isolation and the pain of imprisonment for both prisoners and families, and can help to prevent prisoners re-offending on release.” Following on from the previous presentation, further development have been made into the concept as part of the Stage C of the Interior Design Job Book 9Concept Development Stage). In this presentation we are looking into the finalised concept of Panopticon as a form of a resettlement prison. “…disperse the stigma of punishment but also help successful rehabilitation and decrease re-offending.” In the late 18th century an English Philosopher Jeremy Bentham invented a Panopticon Prison and the first Surveillance was born. Panopticon derived from the Greek words all seeing. The idea behind was to build a unit with a centre tower from where the guards will observe the prisoners without being seen. Bentham was also the first one to suggest to place more than one inmate in one cell to help rehabilitation process. However, I would like to explore the idea of de-constructing of the Panopticon in the way that rather than all seeing from the surveillance and control point of view but to make it more open and transparent to the community in which the resettlement prison will be located. I believe that allowing families to visit their loved ones in such prisons for longer period of time will hopefully not only help disperse the stigma of punishment but also help successful rehabilitation and decrease re-offending. This presentation also covers the introduction of the client brief, a short discussion about the spacial requirements and the design brief. A finalised location...
5 Things to help you keep self-motivated

5 Things to help you keep self-motivated

 Ever wondered why is it so difficult to start a certain task that you kept postponing? How often do you fill your day with “displacement        activities” of lesser importance in order to justify your inability to actually get on with that task or project? Keeping the project going and successfully completing it is actually very easy but  starting it is a different story.  In most cases the real obstacle lies within the mentioned above “successfully completing it” part particularly if the task consists of different  elements and requires  certain skills and careful time management and planning. The end result is inevitable however, thinking about it as a  completed project is usually  what’s stopping us from starting in the first place. What if my idea does not work? What if it does not look as good as I  would like it to? What if  people won’t like it? Could it be that “perfectionist paralysis” is the real thing? According to the Urban Dictionary  Perfectionist paralysis is inability to start a project due to  the fear of not getting it right (Urban Dictionary. 2015). There are various other Creative  Blocks in forms of resistance that lead to procrastination.   Here are five tips that always worked for me during my studies at the Arts University: 1. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail Cliché, but it works every single time! Planning and preparing is the key to any task however big or small. Whether you make a short term plan in your head for an immediate task or have to take up and prepare for a bigger...
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