A life surficial: design and beyond

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Surfaces play a prominent role in product design. Whether in the furrowing of a facial brow, the gesture of a hand-and-pencil expressing ideas on paper, or through computational geometries visualised on screen, or through materials curved and bent towards collective intentions, surfaces course and coalesce through bodies, clothing, media and environs. This chapter explores the work of a design studio and engineering workshop on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland, whence a form is conceptualised for the XX Commonwealth Games baton. And, in dialogue with a music track featuring the stridulations of grasshoppers, reflections are made on how surfaces meet, correspond and cohere to foster communication and communality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurfaces
Subtitle of host publicationTransformations of Body, Materials and Earth
EditorsMike Anusas, Cristián Simonetti
ISBN (Print)9781138126299
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Anthropology


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