Designing Culture is a reiteration of the key concepts covered in my bachelor's degree dissertation; three short documentary films which form a reflection on three years of studying design, using filmed and archive footage to summarise the designer's role and summarise his or her ethical responsibility.
This piece addresses the necessity of a designer to accurately situate oneself within society and understand the real and potential cultural results of design.
The subjects of my dissertation are divided into three distinct parts: Position (the role of the designer), Process (the cultural function of the designer), and Product (the social implications of design). Each film is summative and informative. Non-diegetic narration sits over filmed shots of designed spaces and objects, information graphics, and archived advertising footage portrayed through the ‘window’ of a television.
The aim of this piece is twofold: firstly, the communication of the fundamental abstract concepts absorbed whilst studying, and secondly, the summative conclusion of this period of my life; adding a sense of closure and clarification to my education.