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THE HUMAN SCALE IN THE PUBLIC SPACE - LINGUA FRANCA
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
THE HUMAN SCALE IN THE PUBLIC SPACE (English)
Abstract [en]

In this degree project I’m designing furniture for the human scale in the public space. More specifically for parks and squares in the city. As I am defining the human scale I am inspired by two main sources; the documentary Alive inside(2014) och Peter Gärdenfors Tankens vindlar(2005). The most important part of this definition is its inner logic, the idea that the human scale consists of two parts, that it is 

in size

close to mine 

in spirit 

personal.

The first part determines proportion as related to the human body and the other describes the form essens. Through the workshop I gather the relevant data that gives form to the spirit, that is personal. In the workshop held with six elderly people in a home in the suburbs of Uppsala, we sat down and listened to music and worked with clay for one hour. The hand made clay sculptures are scanned and so digitalised and available for digital fabrication. This method of working with the design and production is also an attempt to work towards industrial production. So to make the design available for the city by avoiding high cost production. The data have been adjusted using Meshmixer and then realised physically through a collaboration with Scania and their large scale 5-axis CNC machine. The result is two pieces of furniture; one bench and one platform.

In this first section of the report, under the title Contextualising and investigative discussion, I will describe to you why this project is important. Important to us, as people living our lives in the evolving city, creating a social standard or a social tradition together in the public space. In the next section, under the title Method of Work, I’ll go in to more extended detail describing separate parts of the design process as I’ll go through the practical aspects. In the third section, under the title The Concept and Implementing, I will sum up my initial thoughts in relation to the new information the project have generated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
human scale, public space, digital fabrication, hand craft, music, lingua franca, furniture design, cnc
Keyword [sv]
mänsklig skala, offentliga rum, digital fabrikation, hantverk, lingua franca, möbeldesign, cnc
National Category
Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5918OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5918DiVA: diva2:1115166
External cooperation
Scania AB, Södertälje; Vallastaden Bo- och Samhällsexpo 2017; Fox Design AB
Educational program
Interior Architecture & Furniture Design (Bachelor)
Presentation
2017-05-17, Svarta havet, Konstfack, LM Ericssons väg 14, Hägersten, 14:01 (English)
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Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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