CRITICAL WORLDVIEWS

Here you will find overviews of a lasagne of writing experiments and essays.

 

Racial, feminist, ecocritical or decolonial perspectives are explored to analyse design works or even generate speculative writing/research projects.

NEUTRAL FRONTIERS

Design Fiction, Speculative Writing

What would happen in a fictive world where policing is abolished? In a fictive piece of creative writing  I explore the idea of removing border policing in Switzerland. The writing is set in 2050, ten years after the removal of border policing and is presented as an archive or research documents and testimonies compiled by the fiction "Institute of Swiss Studies Bern".

As a Swiss resident who grew up there for 15 years, I was interested in wrestling with the ideas of national identity from the national and foreign perspective. I also speculated on what kind of labor markets would emerge from the removal of border policing.

Overview of the project

MAKING EXPERIMENTS - ALUMINIUM

Design Research

This material exploration of aluminium allowed me to reflect on my perceptions of the material by exploring its connotations, its chemical properties and cultural references as they evolved through time. I was especially interested in exploring aluminium's ties to architecture and construction: this exploration led me to question these ties to physical labour and how the material has impressionable qualities and how it could be explored further through prints with foil or filming crinkly and flimsy buildings being built as a way to highlight the unseen labour of the workers.

 

REEVALUATING A PROJECT ON WELLNESS IN GAMING WITH PERSPECTIVES FROM A BLACK FEMINIST P.O.V.

Essay: Critical & Reflective Writing

This essay is a form of reflection on my previous project Calm.games . By examining elements of my work from a black feminist point of view referencing the writings of  Bell Hooks and Audre Lorde, this piece discusses  the impact of my aesthetic and structural choices based on my audience. Parallels are also made with African-American artist Simon Leigh's participatory work The Waiting Room  which also addresses the topic of wellness and inspired some update I would consider to further the project.