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Show simple item record Pandolfo, B 2010-06-16T05:03:44Z
dc.identifier.citation UTS Gallery, Sydney
dc.identifier.other K1 en_US
dc.description.abstract 'Safety Catch' was developed in response to a number of design initiatives: in 2005, Paola Antonelli curated 'Safe: Design Takes On Risk' exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, New York, where the issue of how security can pervade objects from the 'most mundane to the most exceptional' was demonstrated. Also in 2005, in London, designer Matthias Megyeri developed a range of products that satisfy the primary concern of safety and security but are also light hearted and humorous. These examples underline an optimistic undercurrent in design that has been identified as critical design. Critical design is design that asks questions and encourages the user to think rather than accept how things are now. A response to critical design from an Australian perspective was seen as the prime objective to the Safety Catch project. Australian designers - bernabeifreeman, Robert Foster, Adam Goodrum, korban/flaubert, Stefan Lie, Ruth McDermott, and schamburg + alvisse - were invited to provide a response to issues of safety and security communicated through the medium of object design. As curator I selected eight designs that covered a range of typologies (lighting, furniture, object), scale and message. The resulting exhibition (8 Aug-1 Sept) established a provocative mix of work targeting local significance and those that spoke to international issues. Safety and security were presented to the viewer in challenging terms, drawing further questions from the exhibition which enabled a continuation of the discussion.
dc.title Safety Catch
dc.parent UTS Gallery, Sydney
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Artlink Vol.26, No. 2, 2006, Vogue Living, Curve en_US
dc.publocation Liverpool, UK
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Conference on Engineering Education
dc.for 120305 Industrial Design
dc.personcode 996006
dc.percentage 100 en_US Industrial Design en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom June/July/August 2006 en_US 2006-07-24
dc.location.activity UTS Gallery, Sydney en_US
dc.location.activity Liverpool, UK
dc.description.keywords design, safety, security, object en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3) [2015-05-15T14:24:06+10:00]

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