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Happy 2015 and this is the first post for the year! More posts and excitement is the resolution for this year!

The August 2014 Contextual Studies group continued their exploration about the the many eccentricities about Art and Design in the industry. The survival of Art and Design is evident of the demands by the industry and the bold as well as risky steps taken by the designers themselves to present new concepts and ideas.

In Contextual Studies module, we continued to explore particular styles from particular designers and artists from different areas of the creative industries and to study it successes and shortcomings. The interviews conducted with these real practicing designers are done spontaneously with questions carefully thought about and selected in order to gain as much information and lessons about their experiences; either in work, life or academia. The students have have had a brief study about visual culture and some historical backgrounds about famous artists as well as the artist and designers whom they interviewed prior to obtaining the actual footage.

The purpose was to find some sense of relevance and some answers to their own questions about why should they study design what is the industry like. This required the students to make the journey to meet with the designers and artists face-to face and to interview them. The documentaries feature detailed and lengthy conversations but rich with information and it’s interesting to see their enthusiasm how relaxed they are with our students! The outcome was very encouraging! If you could take time to watch it please do! There will be more documentaries to come soon from the September 2015/Jan 2015 batch. Here’s the links to the videos. Enjoy!

I am a big fan of visual sketching! Bernie has cought my attention eversince I stumbled across an article about her in the Star Rage section. I am so glad that someone in Malaysia is really doing something about this! Here are links about Bernie Quah’s awesome Graphic Recording work below:

http://rage.com.my/sketchy-business/

http://rage.com.my/graphic-recording-timelapse-with-bernie-quah/

http://rage.com.my/sparking-creativity/

What an awesome experience! Our FID students did a great job! Working with Kakiseni was a really good learning experience!

We learnt so much from them and we do appreciate the encouragement and motivation given to our students. What our FID students usually do to spread their creative mayhem at the lakeside campus have now made their way to the heart of Kuala Lumpur! Kakiseni did a fantastic job organising such a huge event! They organise countless events every year and this time onwards, we will be in each other’s radar for future involvements! Follow their events here:¬†http://kakiseni.com

Our documentary comprising of slides and some clips:

Two of our Diploma in Multimedia Design students, Nilanka and Sina have produced a sculpture in conjunction with Malaysia Day which was comprised of 4000 screws! I was motivated by their drive to make their vision materialise! Sleep was indeed a luxury! Below is the time-lapse of their work, created by Sina.

I really appreciate the Creative Team at Kakiseni and my colleague Natasha who always performed selflessly above and beyond the call of duty to always ensure that the students get the best creative exposure which they so deserve! I am also glad that the Taylor’s University has always been there to provide this platform for us to continually explore bigger and more diverse possibilities and always providing the support we need as a Design School.


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