Tinkering Workshop with Chris Heape

Tinkering Workshop with Chris Heape

This workshop is about engaging a process of inquiry and the perception, action and education of attention that is involved.

The original tasks I will be asking you to do in the workshop were originally developed to help design students acquire a more critical approach as to how they use association, metaphor, narrative, imagination and how they then used and expressed these in an ad hoc fashion through the use of found materials. The process also encouraged students to become more aware of the judgments they were making in relation to the context of the task I gave them and their interpretation of that task rather than guessing their way through. 

I am very interested in exploring with you how the use of association, metaphor, their expression through materiality and material composition and the co-construction of narrative effects the process of inquiry; how the making effects the relating and vice versa, how the relating effects the making.

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