Uni Blog 2018

Hello, so this is a little glimpse into the thoughts and things around my final major project from university (over a year ago). The aim of the blog was explore the topic of atmosphere and how objects within the home can influence it. Feels like a million years ago I started this but anyway, hope you enjoy 

A New Direction

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The last couple of weeks saw the end of the initial exploration period. However due to other projects running at the same time, documenting the process of exploration began to get lost. That being said, our exploration has now been handed in and we see ourselves moving into our final major project with a new brief.

After the initial round of interviews with nomads, and the research that followed it was clear that the home was a feeling, one of comfort and familiarity. These emotions are created from the fond memories held within - from people, products and things. As humans, we begin to collect miscellaneous objects: “people invest physic energy into objects because they are expressions of the self”. To an outsider, they are just that ‘random’, but to you, they capture a moment in time when you discovered it. Thus when you are in the company of the object, you feel at ease. 

So it is these objects which are shrouded in mystery, containing great sentimental significance and cast an allusive atmosphere amongst a room, that I wish to draw my attention for the remainder of my Final Major Project.

Blair McIntosh