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31/03/2012

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08/03/2012

This week it was a creative writing workshop, here is what I did.

Step 1. Take two articles and fold one in half.

Step 2. Match up sentences and highlight them.

Step 3. Write these down. I chose to differentiate them using colour (Plain text for one and Yellow for the other).

Step 4. Eavesdrop on someones conversation write this down,  then describe a space in a formal manner.

 

Step 5. Take a page from a gossip magazine and pick a celebrity or celebrities to replace the names or he and she’s within your text.

Step 6. Place these into the text where appropriate along with the conversation and space description (Green).

Step 7. Visit the website http://landscape-portrait.com/ and search for your post code.

Step 8. Take the description (Blue), work that into your text and your done! 

In my case the demographic didn’t fit my story so I reversed the meanings (Red).

Bibliography

Auldjo, J. (2008). Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833. A. Spottiswoode: London. Retrieved from the website www.gutenberg.org  [eBook #27484]

Hello magazine 08/03/2012 p. 24

Letsch , C.  (2012). Turkish Roma make way for property developers in historic Istanbul district. Retrieved from the website www.guardian.co.uk

http://landscape-portrait.com/

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03/03/2012

So in my previous blog post I showed you some image of leaflets and receipts etc from Istanbul.

I then drew over these images to create a city map.

  

As this project is about how craft shapes the city I wanted make something, and taking inspiration from turkish rugs I decided some embroidery might be a nice direction to explore.

  

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Currently working on a project that looks at how craft shapes the city.

This week is a prototyping workshop looking at working with three different scales, the city, the body and the hand.

I have been looking at the city of Istanbul and how the cultural identity is represented in craft and the city.

So today I was working with the scale of the city and using a collection of tourist guides, leaflets, receipts and bags from Istanbul to create a montage. I then photographed these and drew back over the images to create an abstract cityscape. What was great about this process was that it created a narrative between the cultural locations that the documents represent and a crafting process. A move from micro to macro.

Anyway heres some photos

  

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