The platform’s experimental design concept centres a networked mapping of contributions, where each is assigned keywords and a respective scale of relation (promixity).
Users can build up, edit and share a custom reading list by selecting individual contributions or wider clusters, expanding their selection into a split-screen or full reader view. The map-reader duality was engaged as an opportunity to propose a more situated and contextual reading experience online.
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A motion-driven, mobile-friendly concept for presenting bus.group’s projects was developed through 4:5 and 16:10 formats. Projects playback within a rolling ‘story’, foregrounded against the clean and minimised UI. An index view of projects employs a tag-based search functionality for filtering through the studio’s diversity of output.
Accompanying the design work, I led the reproduction of project material in direction and editing. Furthermore, I developed the studio’s copywriting in strategy and form, establishing a playful but sincere tone for their opening statement as a studio, driven by a headline-format for each project’s narration.
Designed to award emerging talent for forward-thinking solutions in performance textile design, Woolmark invited On and Salewa to initiate projects for the challenge’s participants in their respective ‘Running’ and ‘Ski/Mountain’ categories.
We developed a campaign that defines a connective visual thread across the finalists’ diversity of concepts and material. Inspired by Franco Grignani’s iconic Woolmark logo design, a winding 3D protagonist that takes center stage across all projects, weaving the finalist’s polyphonic results into one multi-layered narration.
web text research
Working with the lead diviner Bollo Pierre ‘Tadios’, artist Tomás Saraceno, and the project’s local collaborators, I designed the web portal to present, offer and archive this historic practice. The need to ensure creative agency and authorship for Bollo and other diviners gave rise to a co-creational, evolving design process since its launch in 2021.
The web project has been the subject of several exhibitions, including Web(s) of Life at Serpentine Galleries (UK) and Particular Matter(s) at The Shed (US), and featured in international press coverage.
Schwarz Foundation is a private non-profit organisation based in Athens and Munich that fosters the exchange of ideas and practices between cultures and countries. Working with their desire to cluster projects and programmes under thematic inititatives, we developed a tile-based system for displaying the foundation’s work, where each initiative is voiced by an accompanying visual mark.
The display system is complemented by a dynamic widget menu that transforms to the user’s selection and search in realtime. Real estate is thus freed up on the user’s screen to view and engage with more content.
Held over a week in September, the program sees the city's biggest art scene players show out and show up for a spectacle of talks, shows, screenings, fairs and performances. bus.group highlighted the forms of several works within the playful announcement trailer.
Inside its biggest offering yet, places of origin and spaces of dwelling are brought to the fore, asking its contributors: are we home? Across a four-cover offering, rapper Yung Hurn is photographed by Juergen Teller, Rita Lino reveals her Tool for Protection, Viktor Naumovski captures the Kids at Home and bus.group dream up a world of fungi.
A trailer was made to introduce a contextualising lecture-performance, held on the anniversary of Eliza Ludd’s 1813 letter marked ‘A’. The film is scored by the sound piece Incantation by Fog, a machinic revision of Russian Futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov’s Incantation by Laughter (1912). Neologisms of the word fog caricature Big Data’s relentless jargoning in revival of Eliza’s voice.
The research project was developed into workshop formats, delivered in the context Het Nieuwe Instituut’s NEUHAUS curriculum and the Summer Academy of Hackers & Designers. Participants were invited character build and, in turn, collectively narrate the so-called ‘New Dark Age’ via the excavation of a lost fiction.