Camberwell College of Arts – BA Graphic Design: Year 1 Exhibition
Private View: Thursday 9 February, 18.30 – 21.00
Dates: 9 – 10 February 2012
Venue: House Gallery, 70 Church Street, Camberwell, SE5 8QZ
This Thursday sees the opening of ‘The Shape of Things’ an exhibition of publications by Camberwell College of Arts 1st year BA Graphic Design students.
On display will be 12 group publications each containing a different essay taken from ‘The Shape of Things’ by Vilém Flusser.
The project is the culmination of a three week project run by Camberwell BA Graphic Design alumni Jake Hopwood, Alex Hough and Charlie Abbott.
About ‘The Shape of Things’:
The book contains an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher Vilém Flusser. It puts forward the view that our future depends on design.
In a series of insightful essays on such ordinary ‘things’ as wheels, carpets, pots, umbrellas and tents, Flusser emphasizes the interrelationships between art and science, theology and technology, and archaeology and architecture.
Just as formal creativity has produced both weapons of destruction and great works of art, Flusser believed that the shape of things (and the designs behind them) represents both a threat and an opportunity for designers of the future.