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
“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’