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29 DECEMBER 2010

Save the Arts: a campaign to support the arts in the UK

"The Save the Arts campaign is organised by the London branch of the Turning Point Network, a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK. ...

The first stage of the campaign presents a new video animation by artist David Shrigley highlighting the effect of the funding cuts and a new work by Jeremy Deller with Scott King and William Morris. Each week, the work of a different artist will be released. Mark Wallinger will present the next project.

The costs of David Shrigley's animation have been covered with a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. All artists engaged in this project have generously donated their time, talent and art."

(Turning Point Network, UK)

Fig.1 David Shrigley (2010), 'An important message about the arts'.

Fig.2 Mark Wallinger (2010), 'Reckless'.



2010ad campaignanimation • Anish Kapoor • Anthony Caro • Antony Gormleyartistsartsarts fundingarts organisationsBridget RileyBritainBritish artistcampaigncultural expressioncultural valuescultureDamien HirstDavid HockneyDavid Shrigleyfunding • funding cuts • Howard Hodgkin • inspirationJeremy DellerJeremy Hunt • Mark Wallinger • museums • Paul Hamlyn Foundation • Richard Hamilton • Save the Arts • Scott King • Tracey Emin • Turning Point Network • UKuseful effectWilliam Morris


Simon Perkins
07 OCTOBER 2010

Culture as variable systems of meanings

"In this sense, culture can be understood as 'variable systems of meanings,' which are 'learned and largely shared by an identifiable segment of people' (Rohner, 1984, pp119–120). Because these systems of meanings are not universal but culturally bound, people in different cultures sometimes interpret situations in different ways and hold divergent views and concepts."

(Toshie Imada, 2008, Deep Blue at the University of Michigan)


Simon Perkins
13 JANUARY 2010

Rongomaraeroa: contemporary design to tell traditional stories

"Rongomaraeroa, Te Papa's Marae, is the creation of master carver Cliff Whiting and the Māori advisory group to Te Papa, Ngā Kaiwawao, who came up with the concept to develop a fully functional marae, which would embrace the concept of mana taonga and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. The official opening was on 30 November 1997. ...

New Zealand's other cultures are represented along the back wall of the meeting house, and the changing relationship between Māori and Pākehā is portrayed inside the cupboards housed in the poutokomanawa (the central heart post of the meeting house)."

(Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)

[A contemporary design built upon traditional cultural values.]



1997Aotearoa New Zealandcarving • Cliff Whiting • community • contemporary • craftcultural valuesdesign artefactidentityIndigenousMaorimaraeMDF • meeting house • museummuseum of contemporary cultureMuseum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa • Nga Kaiwawao • Pakeha • poutokomanawa • Rongomaraeroa • storyTe Papa TongarewaTe Tiriti o Waitangitradition • traditional stories • Treaty of WaitangitribeWellington • wharenui • wood


Simon Perkins
20 OCTOBER 2008

The Digital Full Monty? Issues in Global Information Access

"Globalisation will be accelerated by the development of virtual organisations which might also become virtual feudalisms. Castells (1996) urges us to address the cultural and institutional effects of such rapid changes in the access to and exchange of information. The segmentation of knowledge encapsulated in the Net may be reflected, Castells argues, in an extreme flexibility of work patterns and the individualisation of labour. Will societal structures be fragmented in consequence? Castells writes "the struggle between diverse capitalists and the miscellaneous working classes is subsumed into the more fundamental opposition between the bare logic of capital flows and the cultural values of human experience".

Local providers will have to provide niche markets in either service or content, which, of course, in turn can be global. The corner store will be replaced by the hypermall, the local bank by on–line commerce, the local bookshop by the Internet super bookstores, while the local library could be challenged by the future super information providers. Will librarians facilitate communication in the new cyber communities or be left on the side of the Information Superhighway?

The Net world of social obligation may grow smaller but the social implications and responsibilities will be more and more apparent. As Ursula Le Guin has written: "but need alone is not enough to set power free – there must be knowledge". Where does global responsibility come in? Where are the Ten Commandments for the Millennium? What are the belief systems of the twenty first century information society? Is all that remains the quick sand of cultural relativism and rampant consumerism? Is the Net to provide the wider curriculum of information/education?"
(The Australian National University, 2008)



access • ANU • Australian National Universitycapital flowsconsumerismcultural relativismcultural valuescyber communitiesflexibilityfragmentation • Frizzell • globalisationhuman experience • hypermall • information • Information Superhighway • librarylocalManuel Castells • Mr Four Square • niche • segmentation of knowledge • virtual organisations


Simon Perkins
18 JANUARY 2005

Architecture of Change: Design Adjusts to the Age of Flux

"The Architecture of Change is a paradigm shift that embraces the transience in today's culture and life in an age that worships change. We are the most news–centric generation ever, ruled by flux and mobility. Process is as important as the continually morphing goals. We are beset with styles, trends and other forces of change. A new means to help sustain our adaptability in the built world is rapidly emerging and can be termed The Architecture of Change. It frees us from buildings and environments that are bland boxes made of immutable materials and mute walls. It enables us to design with more emotion, and deliver experiences driven by content and meaning."
(Richard Foy, 15 October 2004, Design Intelligence)


activityadaptabilityarchitecture • architecture of change • bland boxes • buildings and environmentsbuilt environment • built world • change • changing styles • choreographing social experience • communication as message • communication mediumconstant change • containment • content and meaning • continually morphing goalscultural ideascultural traditionscultural valuesdesign vernaculardigital technologiesdurability • durable materials • dwellingexperience • flux and mobility • focus on people • forces of change • human needs • immutable materials • information sharingluminosity • memorialise our enterprises • messagingmutable • mute walls • news • news-centric generation • paradigm shiftpermanence • perpetuate myths • refreshable information • shelter • staging lived experience • transiencetransparencyuser experience design (UX)

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