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Practice Research Symposium (PRS) Floor Talks

Practice Research Symposium (PRS), 2013. Examination: Belinda Winkler. Photography: Ramesh Ayyar

Practice Research Symposium (PRS) PhD candidates Jan van Schaik and Georgia McCorkill are leading floor talks in Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2 as part of the PRS exhibition public program.

 

Saturday 13 June & Tuesday 16 June, 12.30pm » Jan van Schaik 
Bruegelage – Interrogations Into Nine Concurrent Creative Practices 

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This research examines an experimental architectural practice and uncovers nine sub-practices within: design through explicit re-working of the propositions of other architects; design through less explicit re-working; design through implicit reference to everyday objects; design through intuition and explicit strategy; design through chunking and interrupting chunking; design through a deliberate pursuit of discomfort; design through abrogation of the author; advocacy as a design process; and a practice titled ‘fake-it until you make-it’.

The knowledge uncovered takes the form of: the idea that a selected community of peers can have influence over a creative practice by virtue of the knowledge of the existence of the peers; finding that the complexity of the intertwined nature of motivations, contexts, communities, collaborators, clients and random sources is an integral part of creative practice; the method of being able to become aware of this complexity without dismantling it; and the observation that any legitimate claim to authorship is placed amidst a conglomeration of legitimate claims by others.

Wednesday 17 June, 2pm » Georgia McCorkill 
Serial Individualities: At the Junction of Special Occasion Micro-design Practice and Sustainability

Contemporarily, special occasion dresses are staged in settings such as the “red carpet” arrival at an awards ceremony, or sitting “front row” at a fashion parade. Such settings are complex ecosystems in which many actors contribute to the construction of effects including fascination or derision. Against the backdrop of this popular culture context is a making practice concerned with the construction of one dress for one person using techniques of co-design, made-to-measure and craft-based making. It is also a design practice concerned with sustainability, which is addressed through a material lens of garment making as well as through exploring the socially-grounded potential of occasion dresses. This creative practice research demonstrates that practicing sustainable fashion within the one-off context involves teasing out tensions: between the pragmatic priorities of sustainability and the poetic impulses of fashion design, or between the material preoccupations of the designer, and the social nature of the occasion stakeholder network.

SATURDAY 13 JUNE

12.30pm
Jan van Schaik
Bruegelage - Interrogations into nine concurrent creative practice

- See more at: http://www.designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/practice-research-symposium#sthash.orsijCU3.dpuf

SATURDAY 13 JUNE

12.30pm
Jan van Schaik
Bruegelage - Interrogations into nine concurrent creative practice

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE

12.30pm
Jan van Schaik
Bruegelage - Interrogations into nine concurrent creative practice

2pm
Georgia McCorkill
Serial Individualities: A Practice at the Junction of Special Occasion Micro-design and Sustainability

- See more at: http://www.designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/practice-research-symposium#sthash.orsijCU3.dpuf

SATURDAY 13 JUNE

12.30pm
Jan van Schaik
Bruegelage - Interrogations into nine concurrent creative practice

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE

12.30pm
Jan van Schaik
Bruegelage - Interrogations into nine concurrent creative practice

2pm
Georgia McCorkill
Serial Individualities: A Practice at the Junction of Special Occasion Micro-design and Sustainability

- See more at: http://www.designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/practice-research-symposium#sthash.orsijCU3.dpuf

SATURDAY 13 JUNE

12.30pm
Jan van Schaik
Bruegelage - Interrogations into nine concurrent creative practice

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE

12.30pm
Jan van Schaik
Bruegelage - Interrogations into nine concurrent creative practice

2pm
Georgia McCorkill
Serial Individualities: A Practice at the Junction of Special Occasion Micro-design and Sustainability

- See more at: http://www.designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/practice-research-symposium#sthash.orsijCU3.dpuf

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