POI — The Peckham Outer-Space Initiative is at the forefront of search & development, and tasks itself with the utilisation of space for not simply the preservation but evolution of the human species and its culture. A primary objective for POI is to develop and establish in-transit non-Earth living situations. These situations are proposed as solutions to current forms of planetary based society and living, and as such POI employs the manifesto/slogan: SHIPS NOT SHELTERS
A record of POI’s current ideas, thoughts and activities (to date) have been complied in the book SHIPS NOT SHELTERS. SnS is an introduction to POI’s exploits as well as serving as an internal and external brief for future dialogue, design and thinking.
SHIPS NOT SHELTERS is available to buy here.
Alon Meron‘s show of new lighting mobiles and the launch of his book ‘I PERFORM MOST OF MY OWN STUNTS’. BOOK OUT NOW!
“Things that hinge, things that balance, things that hang and get stuck, things that are nailed together, things that contradict, things that meet by chance. Simple mechanisms tell us how they work just by looking at them. I design and make things around the human scale and that makes me a furniture designer mostly and when I’m feeling brave, a space designer. I develop my work around Human Living Environments; ‘Human’ suggesting a reference point (physical, social, cultural etc.), ‘Living’ describing an active interaction and ‘Environment’ defining a scale.” Alon Meron
Alon Meron was born in Israel in 1975. Studied design at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the at the Royal College of Art, where he graduated from Design Products in 2008. He works and lives in London.
‘I design and make things around the human scale and that makes me a furniture designer mostly and when I’m feeling brave, a space designer. I develop my work around Human Living Environments; ‘Human’ suggesting a reference point (physical, social, cultural etc.), ‘Living’ describing an active interaction and ‘Environment’ defining a scale’.
From May 11th 2009 to 28th May 2010 Stuart Bannocks made a badge a day.
In this project as well badges themselves Stuart explores how making in a seemingly arbitrary direction can become a powerful platform and tool for learning. “The format (and medium) is an excuse and a platform to do things, and the process forces you to make and do things that you otherwise would not consider… Every now and then I am pleasantly surprised about the quality of the outcome, but I learn, without fail, a lot about the space between intent & outcome and how an idea and its meaning can drastically change when you begin to materialise these thoughts. I learn so much through making and doing that it completely forgives the potentially cringe-worthy result – or at least I like to tell myself that!”
No.321 £___ pcm
No.344 labour in pin manufacture, in the quantity of work, England
No.251 Bullet Proof
“The relationship between the made and the unmade or not-made is one of the most important themes of this project. The definition and concept of ‘made’ is stretched and distorted, sometimes intentionally and at other times out of necessity. Limited time, funds and skill means I cannot manifest some ideas into working objects. But in each case it is about questioning the necessity of development and getting each idea to a point where it is ‘ready’ or ‘complete’. Understanding the context, in which what we make will end up in, is critical for gauging the level of detail and devotion of time they deserve.”
Here is a link to all 365+ badges — ‘Badge a day blog’
A book about the project is available to purchase here.