Oct
04
2009
0

Workshop Lloyd

Last Monday I helped out with a workshop organised by Slowlab for the Lloyd hotel in Amsterdam.

Slowlab recently acquired space in the Lloyd for a studio as well as integrating slow concepts of attitude and sustainability in the hotel. I am looking forward to projects happening there.

On Monday there was a annual fest for the staff of the Lloyd and Slowlab was asked to playfully introduce them to concepts of slowness, as well as inviting them to contribute ideas. This was done by staging a treasure hunt in the Frankendael park! It was a great experience and as with all workshops the end result is unpredictable.

Several tags with adjectives regarding slowness where attached to trees, benches, flowers, etc. in the park. Artifacts were made from plaster, with an imprint of leaves and other natural elements and these treasures were hidden in the park. Furthermore, 3 musicians and several performers were placed in the park, ready to provide experiences of discovery! For instance, one of the performers was sitting in a tree with bottles of Cava and in this tree we had hung champagne glasses. So the finders would try to catch the cava with the glasses.

Oct
03
2009
0

Involve Yourself

2 weeks ago Involve Yourself – an Norwegian organisation which has the aim to engage and involve youth in causes as human rights and injustice – asked me to conceptualise and design postcards, will involve people actively in the campaign they are launching now. In a brainstorm we came up with the following:

front side

back side

This I promise card hopes to encourage people to make a pledge, which can be big or small. So for instance: “I promise to be nicer to my little sister” or “I promise to turn off the light when I leave a room” or “I promise to do community work at..” etc.

The thought behind these postcards is to make the users think and reflect in a playful way:the users will write the promise at the spot and address it to themselves. Involve Yourself will send the postcard a year later, reminding you of your engagement!

front side

back side

For this card the concept is that the writer/sender asks an artist (4 famous Norwegian singers) to include his/her sentence in the artist’s new song to support human rights. The sentence will be written on the front side of the card.

The artists don’t know about this!! So the senders are contributing sentences and asking the singer to write a song with him/her. I am very curious for the results, but I think this is a perfect interface, to engage the individual – and the idol as ambassador for the cause – in a larger dialogue.

How cool is it if you can write a song together with your idol, which supports an important cause!?!

To make it playful for user and receiver, the text below is added vertically in the middle of the card.

back side

We used the same concept for King Harald, only here the sender sends in a new years resolution/suggestion for the King’s New Year’s speech. Again creating an interface between the individual and authority.

Another task they gave me was to create speech bubbles inspired by the Bubble Project of Ji Lee

Several texts of the involve yourself campaign are placed in the bubble, hoping to raise awareness about the  the problems we have at this moment and to act now. FACE IT.

Sep
03
2009
0

350.org

I am working on an event/action to do for 350.org and organisation which will have a day of actions happening all over the world! This day is the 24th of October. Our plan is to even have pre-events and definitely more engaging, playful actions happening after that day as well with the group of people we are gathering through this. Time for change! We just created a facebook group for Norway and hopefully this week we will have a blog up and running too! Below are some words on the global organisation as well as what we are planning to do.

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis–the solutions that science and justice demand.
Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

Our focus is on the number 350–as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5kg1oOq9tY

On the 24th of October people and organizations all over the world will be organizing actions and events to highlight this message.
People in more than 1000 communities, and more than 100 countries have already announced plans.

This is meant to be a page where we can start organizing the actions taking place in Norway, connect with people planning actions, or people interested in participate in existing action.
I also hope we can use it as a place to discuss the most efficient ways of communicating the 350-message, whether we should try to coordinate all the different actions, and how we can start putting pressure on the government to adopt the latest scientific understanding when creating climate policies, and to set 350 ppm as a target in the international treaty to be created in Copenhagen in December.

Aug
29
2009
1

Optimism versus Pessimism

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Jul
31
2009
0

Somethings to wonder about

If there is one thing I have been doing a lot the past two years it is researching on the web. It is something I can’t stop with either. So I will share some of my findings being 3 videos.

First I got this through one of my former teachers, saying to watch it and it will make you happy. It did!! Above that it is wonderful to see that people use their creativity in settings where you wouldn’t expect it too easily.

Shortly after, I found this via swissmiss also an example of creative thinking.

and again via swissmiss this short video, impasse addressing intolerance and chances for change

Impasse from Reel 13 on Vimeo.

Jul
27
2009
0

long time no see

It’s been a while and soon I will start to write regularly again. Now a short response I received upon the tasks I provided during my graduation exhibit at Doga.


To clarify, the task was: make drawings around trash in the street. (in this case dog poo)

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Jun
12
2009
0

patience

After two years of delivering wonderful services my hard disk broke. That’s why I haven’t been posting that much, next to that post-MA-what-is-next..So my apologies. I haven’t checked my back ups yet, hence I am not sure if I still have pictures of my examination. It will follow in a week or so I hope. Also the pictures of my graduation exhibition got lost in the break-down. I am trying to gather them from family and friends.

For now some pictures of the test-project I did at the exhibition at Doga

I used old packaging of coffee, yogurt, olives, etc as wrappings. Inside there were business cards, a reminder (to collect goodness/happiness) and a task. Below some examples!

May
26
2009
0

To be continued

E for equality

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May
11
2009
0

Exhibition

Graduation exhibition KHiO 2009

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May
05
2009
0

Sing- A – Long

This just gave me a very happy morning. After the Flashmobs on Liverpool street there now was a Sing – A -Long organised by T-mobile on Trafalgar square. Look at all the happy and surprised faces!!

T-Mobile SING-FULL SONG 大合唱 Hey Jude from lin on Vimeo.

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