Crafts and Design Culture in India – Jaipur

Crafts and Design Culture in India – Jaipur

Coming from Brazil, my creative practice has been influenced by visual references and experiences shaped by my cultural background . Studying and lecturing in a New Zealand Universities for many years, I realised that certain cultural paradigms pose questions about the legitimacy of the discourse and dialogues for design in the globalised world . Certain […]

Mosomelt and blogs posts

Mosomelt and blogs posts

Dr. Thomas Cochrane is an Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer in educational Technology at AUT University. He has been assisting AUT South Visual Communication Department with the implementation of systems that encourage research collaboration within members of the faculty. Our first task was to create logins at ResearchID, OrcID and Research Gate and also enroll […]

ABC International Conference

ABC International Conference

The Association of Book Crafts International Conference was held in Auckland University of Technology  over the weekend of Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October 2014 in Auckland – New Zealand. The Conference opened at the Auckland Library with Janus Press exhibition opening and drinks at Object Space. Julie Chen opened the exhibition with a talk about ‘the […]

Introducing Inbtweeners

Introducing Inbtweeners

Tammie Leong and I discovered Inbtweeners over a summer holiday ‘Meet-up-a-day” trip. Over a month later, we decided to be serious with this idea. Hence, INBTWEENERS was officially born on 24th February 2014, in a Daikoku Sake Bar, Victoria street, Auckland. New Zealand based creative community organization that identify the existence of being an Inbtweener […]

Inbtweeners Sharing Session

Inbtweeners Sharing Session

We have finally started our first sharing session on 30th OCT at URGE BAR!! woot~ INBTW Sharing session is a workshop series for the creative community to exchange ways of doing, thinking and living. This month’s theme will venture into territory of “IDENTITY”. Introducing “the Illustrated Gay Bear” by Don Chooi and Christophe Jannin. Participants […]

Inbtweeners Confession Video

Inbtweeners Confession Video

“A confession has to be part of your new life.” -Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Courtesy note from Yuna Lee This is a project Tammie Leong and I are doing together for Inbtweeners. A confession of an Inbtweener. To be honest and open about our problems. Journey that made us come to terms with our extreme pulling factor […]

Sketch book

Sketch book

I’ve been working in some sketchbook drawings in the past 2 years. I keep them a bit hidden from the outside world and inside my drawer but today I decided to do something more useful with them: post on my blog. There is no particular purpose or narrative behind them. They can only belong to […]

‘Bricolage Identity’ in Switzerland

‘Bricolage Identity’ in Switzerland

I put my backpack on and flew to Basel, Switzerland.  I was invited by Professor Catherine Walthard of HyperWerk: Swiss Institute for Postindustrial Design to take part in the Upstream Prospectus Through Design Conference. I gave a lecture on the concept of bricolage identity to students and followed it up with a four-day workshop. Here’s […]

Catch up on Carnival Land

Catch up on Carnival Land

My Auckland University of Technology (AUT) master’s project, the graphic novel Carnival Land, was exhibited for three weeks at Satellite Gallery. I showed my book and 10 of the illustrations as prints (2m x 60cm). Sold six right away. AUT University of Technology also bought 3 prints. The graphic novel Carnival Land Satellite Gallery Opening of […]