NEW SURVIVALISM : ALTERNATIVE BUG-OUT BAGS
For the upcoming Istanbul Design Biennial Tim Parsons and I will be creating a series of alternative survival kits for short-term evacuation after a disaster. As a limited and contained set of objects, the contents acts as a comfort blanket for our uncertain future, revealing our deepest hopes, fears and convictions at the most critical moment.
Tim Parsons and I will be giving a talk at Core77′s Object Culture one-day conference in June entitled ‘Spectacular Vernacular’.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE – “Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future” We chat about sci-fi, futures, speculative design & teaching at SAIC.
ATELIER APOCALYPSE @ MCA CHICAGO
A pop-up apocalypse design studio to design your own survival kits
ALIEN AMERICANA @ MCA CHICAGO -Slideshow of photographic observations from our travels around the US
PARSONS & CHARLESWORTH BOOKLET ISSUE #1 produced during Charleston artist residency
FEATURED in Glasgow School of Art Product Design catalogue as honorary professor
PARSONS & CHARLESWORTH RESIDENCY AND INSTALLATION, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
THE MeMo ORGANISATION ON SHOW WITH CHICAGOLAND at WANTED, New York
THE MeMo ORGANISATION
NEW WEBSITE AND IMAGES
THE MeMo ORGANIZATION
Designing future death, dying and mourning rituals.
THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DYING – A MeMo Panel Discussion
LECTURE @ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN ‘In The Loop’ SERIES
A FORM OF HAPPINESS on show in the ‘Quiet Shop’ at Selfridges department store as part of their ‘No Noise ‘campaign
A FORM OF HAPPINESS
A wood and magnet molecular space-filling model of the neurotransmitter dopamine.