Postcode outcome

Cover
Cover

For my outcome I choose editorial design. I can’t say it was easy to choose 1 idea for my magazine.

I can say for my primary research I spent lots of time outside, and also spent lots of time in the library doing my secondary research.

I feel that my main problem is as I am thinking too much about idea of my project, trying to make it more interesting and meaningful. But as much it was meaningful as much I did not know who to visualise my idea. After 2 weeks of suffering and breaking my mind I just fed up and I think tried to make something more simple but not less meaningful. I hope I was successful.

So as I was curious about symmetry of Greenwich architecture and contrast of Greenwich town centre and Peninsula I decided to show it at my editorial.

symmetry
symmetry
new symmetry
new symmetry

Another problem which I faced to – how to put photos and text to my pages and with colour palette should I choose. I was looking for books and magazines at the library. I found inspiration from Alexey Brodowich, that’s why I decided to make this page:

text on the page
text on the page

Next step was to choose colour palette:

Photoshop filters
Photoshop filters
Photoshop filters
Photoshop filters
yellow and violet
yellow and violet
yellow and red
yellow and red

Postcode creative journey.

For me Greenwich always  has a contrast. I live in Azof street, which is always my Greenwich Meridian. If I am going to university by subway, im turning right side from my street and found myself in new modern Greenwich, millennium Greenwich. If Im going to university by bus, I am turning right and see old, historical, calm with lots of old streets and houses Greenwich. It is like to travel through the time for me. Left – past, right – future.

Greenwich
Greenwich

 

Peninsula new buildings coming
Peninsula new buildings coming

But it was enough for me and I was looking for more information and more contrast. I was always amazed by Old Royal Naval College architecture, most of how symmetry is it. Look for Greenwich from Google maps I realised that not just Royal college has a symmetry line, I found where this line start and where it ends. One day I came to Greenwich Observatory to prove my theory, find there statue of James Wolf, and understand that I was right. But new view, which opened to me from Greenwich park. There was one more contrast, it was business buildings of Canary Work.  This how this idea came to my mind.

View from Greenwich park
View from Greenwich park
Going to future
Going to future
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

My Greenwich research

Greenwich town center
Greenwich town center
Old and new
Old and new
Night at Greenwich
Night at Greenwich

So, my new project about postcode. I choose Greenwich (SE 10), as I live here and this place make me feel good and safety.

For my primary research I developed a rout to know Greenwich better. I have been in the same place in different part of day ( morning, afternoon, evening. Workdays or weekends). Makes some sketches in my sketchbook and took some photos as well.

And for my secondary research I visited Greenwich museums and spend time at the Library reading some facts about Greenwich history. Also reading locals newspapers and news from Internet.

I had some questions for which I couldn’t find an answers from Internet, so one day, I found a shop with antique maps (as the same time I was curious about how Greenwich changed over the years). And I found the answer at that shop, just ask man, who was selling maps. To be honest, asking someone, who knows history more helpful.

Tate Modern. 1968:Protest and THE Photobook

As we know, worldwide protests of 1968 for the civil rights, feminism, against military and bureaucratic elites… massive protests all over the World, one of the most dramatic years in modern history. And such  a small room (as I can call it a room) at Tate Modern with artists work about protests. So the question is why then I spend in this room more time than in others? The answer is posters.  They will tell you  how the 1968 year protests impacted on artists, inspiring agitation propogandation posters, such a new form of art. Posters are simple, not goo drawing, but “screaming”. “RETOUR A LA NORMALE” – return to normal, with sheeps on it, French poster. Even if you don’t know the French, you can easily understand what is this poster telling you. Clone of sheep Dolly, making everyone the same. The most posters from France, as we know the best known events took place in France.

The photobooks were published around all this year, and showing political activism in France, Japan, Italy, Czechoslovakia. Some photos document activism actions.

Should be there some documentary film about these protest? Unfortunately I didn’t find it, or pass away, without any attention.

Even I spent long time in this room, I would expected to see more about this historical year.

If to talk about Tate Modern as a MODERN exhibition center in London,  I would say just it huge. The navigation here always makes me confuse.

 

chris marker.

Time Travel. Greenwich meeting place.

"THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TIME AND ANY OF THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF SPACE EXCEPT THAT OUR CONSCIOUSNESS MOVES ALONG IT" (H. G. Wells: The Time Machine)

Lets say, her name is Tati, and his name is Jay. Tatiana Dunenko and Jay Harrison, two different person the same age, who lives in the same place but in the different time.  28 Azof Street, SE10 0EF, London.

It was long day and long month for him, lots of meetings with clients which want to make business with his small own company. His train arrived to St Pancras, Saturday 12 pm.

She just finished her breakfast and tried her best to get ready to go out, she should go to Reading to spend weekend with her friends.

Jay left the station and walked along an empty Straightsmouth street, there was no-one. Saturday morning, everyone is sleeping after Friday’s revel, he thought. Passing Alfege Church and Greenwich park he went out to main street.There was nothing suspicious on his way home until he passed Greenwich, the starting point of time. All around him was strange and unfamiliar. A plate of shops…”Chinese food. Take away”. What’s going on, he thought.

After a long breakfast, she finally left the house. Having decided her usual route, Tanya went to Greenwich and thought to go to Greenwich station to take a train from there.

 

 

Reference activity

1. “We have always relied on the sun and wind to meet seasonal needs fro lighting, heating and cooling. As a consequence, in just a few decades we have witnessed and exponential growth in the consumption of resources, production of pollution and waste.

Buildings that a shape by the sun and wind promote social and ecological values by revealing how our lives can be powered by renewable resources. A true architecture of the sun and wind, is beautiful and fosters health, well-being, and a connection to the local site and ecosystems” (Mary Guzowsky, Towards zero energy architecture, p.7)

So I choose these reference because it is about environmental and health and also how to save energy.

2. “The red color and the effect of depth were obtained by painting the brick and by applying a second skin made up of industrial glass panels. Both these devices make the rugby gleam from a distance, although it is structure, color and sheen can be perceived very differently depending on the climate, the season of the year, the time of day, and the position of the observer.” (A.Bahamoni, P. Perer, Mineral architecture, p.35)

There was a part of exhibition about color palette, Living with building Giles Round.

3. “The indoor environment is very important for human health, comfort and productivity. However, pollutant levels indoors are often higher than those outside. One of the major studies related to indoor air quality. conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency indicated that indoor air levels of many pollutants, maybe 2,5 times and occasionally more than 100 times higher, than outdoor levels. Health problems resulting from indoor air pollution have became one of the most acute environmental problems related to the built environment” (Annie R. Pearce, Young Han Ann and Hanmi Globa, Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure, p.5)

This is about humans health and air pollution, also it depends which kind of material we used foe buildings.

 

Living with buildings.25 October. Welcome Collection

From 4 October till 3 March 2018 an amazing temporary exhibition at Welcome Collection  will tell you about the role of our environment and buildings, and how  place where do we live efforts on our mental and physical health (negative or positive). The material from which our houses are made, the color, the sanitised conditions – all of this affects our mood and health.

The buildings we live affect how we sleep, breath, adapt in society, how much we love ourselves (our self-confidence). Surrounding buildings also affect our mental state, whether we live inside or if they are just part of our environmental. The exhibition starts from Victorian London (since the 19 century), manuscript of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” (“that nothing effectual can be done for the elevation of the poor in England, until their dwelling places are made decent and wholesome”), through World War II (modernism, new buildings and high-rise blocks) to the present time with designs for garden cities and ideal villages. Some posters from exhibition tell you “Bad environment causes ill health. Good environment is the basis of health”.

I was more impressed with Chris Dowley-Brown work about Lincoln Court (1987-2011). How Hackney place buildings changed for 35 years. He looks photo of same building from the same perspective, decades apart.

1987. 14 floors building with big windows without balcony staying on his  “legs”. Grey concrete building with yellow bottom. Building looks nice with the exception of strange way how windows open. I find out from Flickr website (https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdb1/3212296685) what Charlene Riskz said about this: “My aunt and uncle used to live in those when they were the old style. The most dangerous windows you could ever imagine. As a kid we used to hang out of them but if you lent on one and it happened to be open.. then you would be out the window. And they lived on the top floor (15th)” .

2011. Tower have been renovated in major external changes.This has included the widespread application of cladding. Building looks quite the same from outside. There changes:  bright yellow paint from bottom changed to red, and windows improved a lot.  You might ask: why was it necessary to change the appearance of the building, if it looked better before the change? Ostensibly applied to improve weather-proofing and sound insulation, these treatment also veneered over the increasingly unpopular architecture of the postwar period. So building now looks more warm, safe and protected from soul outside no matter what the design has changed for the worse.

I would be quite depressed If I live there. Looks grey and boring, as huge buildings make you live like in cell.

In conclusion, I would say that idea of exhibition relevant in our time too. Some part of exhibiton are models of ideal villages which I think far away from reality.     Anyway must have to visit.

Canary Wharf tube station (E14 4HJ,London, UK)

For my research about London tube station I choose Canary Wharf. There was just one reason for that – I was about to move to Canary Wharf. By the way at the end I changed my mind and moved to North Greenwich (but this s another story).

The station was opened by Ken Livingston on 17 September 1999 and designed by architect Sir Norman Foster. The station is 24 metres (78 ft) deep and 265 metres (869 ft) long. There 20 escalators and 3 lifts.

CanaryWharf entrance
CanaryWharf entrance
CanaryWharf escalators
CanaryWharf escalators

When first time I arrived at the station and got out the train, my first expression was “WOOW, it is so huge!”. and the same time I was confused and feel lost, I didn’t know where to go, how can I go out.

Ground floor. Canary Wharf
Ground floor. Canary Wharf

There 3 glass canopy entrances which I love. The smallest entrance looks like Bilbao metro at Spain.

Canary Wharf entrances
Canary Wharf entrances

Station has a simple pallet of heavy materials: decorative concrete, stainless steel and glass.  there 3 floors: ground floor – where trains comes, 0 floor – for tickets machin, turnstile, kiosks and currency exchange, and also way out to DLR station. And first floor for entrance.

The amounts of doors at 0 floor makes me feel that the station has hidden behind the doors mysterious life.

Meeting room
Meeting room
Private door
Private door

But for me the station just huge. It is aloof, dark, makes me feel like I in a big business cave, and need just pass it and find my way out.

Canary Wharf commercial estate makes this station one of the busiest station at London.

Commuters
Commuters. Canary Wharf Thursday, 19pm

So I have different feelings about this station. First, I like the simple stile and high celling, but the same time this station does not cause any emotions, feel empty.

I would like to develop navigation system. Every time when I use this station, Im confused where should I go, and move out from another exit, but I was sure that I was going right way.

But I love in sunny day when you are moving up through glass canopies.

Canary Wharf video

The Toolbox project

So the Toolbox project we were required to choose a character e.g. A %! + which is the starting point for our ideas and visual research. For our outcome we should identify and investigate our strongest ideas and concepts. Our outcome could be: 3D model, printmaking, a graphic/illustrative poster, a serious of minimum 5 photographs or a 5 sec edited sequence/animation/gif and supporting storyboard.

Well…

Well first of all, I think I didn’t understand clear what do I need to make as my outcome, I mean what should I tell by my work. So I spend lots of time just collecting letters from outside.

sketchbook
sketchbook
sketchbook
sketchbook

So I decided to visit Academic support after several weeks of suffering. And it helps me to understand what I should do.

So one day, when I visited Barbican, I found beautiful letter L, which was created by lights.

Letter L
Letter L

And decided that it can be my outcome, Light around us…from morning to night. The idea was about to find letters form from everywhere, from different surfaces. But I gave up with that idea, because I find it quite difficult.

And other day, when I was playing with my photos from Barbicans buildings (I love that Brutal style), I find out that I can use shapes of buildings to create letters and make a 5 sec video.

Barbican
Barbican
Pattern from building
Pattern from building

So I would like to improve first – my sketchbook. All thought should be linked. Don’t need to explain everything in your sketchbook. Visual thinking is important. Quickly drawing. Your sketchbook is combination what you see and what you think, what is your idea, individual things. Sketchbook is your diary, your experience journal. Whole process should be recording and reflecting (what was success what was difficult)

My sketchbook is heavy and I didn’t bring it everywhere, so I made notes somewhere else, and after spend lots of time to transfer them to sketchbook, some of them lost, so it doesn’t look like a diary thats why it makes me lots of time to understand what im going to do as my outcome.

I would like to improve my time management. Should make a plan and work every day, not doing everything just last minute.

 

 

 

 

Workshop Inductions

As a student of level 3, we had a workshop induction.

  1. First workshop which we visited was a Digital space. There was just some introduction how we can use orb site, how we can use digital workspace, which computers use for editing photos, which for editing video and et.c
  2. Photo Workshop / Photo Lab studio. Was introduction  – which studio we can use, how to book them. We were invited to Dark room, introduced to 3D table.
  3. ScreenPrinting Part A and B. So we are introduced to this workshop and how to make our own designed print by using screen and paint and how to transparent color on the paper. So you can create you own posters. I find it really difficult job. I think you should spend at least 5 hours at workshop to make your screen first and after to print not the paper. But it is amazing technique to print and I love to work with paints.
ScreenPrinting process
ScreenPrinting process
ScreenPrinting process
ScreenPrinting process

4.  Printmaking (Lino/relief). It quite the same like a ScreenPrinting except you don’t use a screen, you use a Lino or relief. To be hones, I was quiet confused, when you should choose to use Screen Printing and which situation should be to use Print Making workshop.

Print Making process
Print Making process

5. 3D Workshop

In this workshop you can work with different tools, from woodworking to 3D printer, to create your own 3D model. You can find there 3D printers, Laser cut, lots of hand tools, drills.

I find it really interesting, even student laser cut their own letters from wood and created 3D models for their projects.

3D workshop
3D workshop

6. Letter Press.

At this workshop we were introduced how to use a printing press. Movable letters of different types, press, inks it, and transfer the ink from the types to paper by rolling and press.

I find it really interesting and very hard working process, because when you are printing a text, you need to check letter spacing and word spacing. But actually you can create your own type at 3D workshop and letter press it.

 

I would like to use ScreenPrinting workshop, Digital space (I am not good at Photoshop) and 3D workshop as well.