Transactional Bodies

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Transactional Bodies

What if we lived across and through our skinsas much as we do within them?


In this project we take a closer look at concrete,physical transactions that might be changed toimprove human experiences of the world.We investigate the importance of the body’sexperience by emphasising matters such as the roleof habit, communication and meaning and theimprovement of bodily experience.This has implications for architecture - at the scaleof the body we are forced to consider detail,materiality and comfort.


TASKDesign and fabricate a device to be won on the body thatassists in a transaction with the environment.In this case the environment is a tertiary training institutionand the ‘body’ belongs to a student.The device should have a specific focus on human gesturesand actions.Engage with the material properties of metal, rubber, andfound materials to explore form making and function.Consider the ergonomics, comfort and function of yourdesign.Your device should be carefully crafted, it is a cultural as wellas a functional artifact.

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