Thursday, October 15, 2009

I also wanted to post some mockups for logos that Liz and I have been working on, just to keep everyone up on what’s going on with the design side of the things. I’m excited to hear what happens with the green audit surveys. I think it would be useful to present our findings to administration at DePaul- the school produces large amounts of print every year, from the DePaulia to promotional material to programs for events. Putting pressure on administration to print sustainably could be another place to begin for students to put pressure on the school.
This being said, I’m now going to be a nerd and freak out about art21. The series on Ecology and Art isn’t necessarily a subject that I’m always interested in, but I thought that it framed a few artists that posed some interesting questions about the relationship between cultural and scientific responses to the environment. After seeing the video it seems that they work more closely than many assume. The relationship documented by art21 seems to be essential to this class: pairing culturally and scientifically-minded people to solve the problem of how society relates to nature.
Inigo Manglano-Ovalle’s work seemed to poignantly relate to the relationships that a class on environmental design seeks to resolve. With a body of work that spanned an interest in architecture, weather systems, immigration, and narrative, Manglano-Ovalle’s work seemed to create a seamless relationship between the natural and the designed.

1 comment:

  1. i don't know what happened to the colors and some of the text in my image!