“By eliminating the significance of a singular author, my art aims to become fused with the social praxis of life.” Stephanie’s work aims to create an active audience by relinquishing authorial control, giving the participants scope to critique themselves. This empowerment of the audience is something that can be associated with the feeling of community and a wider understanding, creating a new space, encouraging social action. Stephanie uses environmental and social references as a starting point for informative and revealing works, created from found objects. Furthermore she is interested in the parallels between these items and human experience, inviting viewers to take away items that are of indeterminable value.
CLEAR VILLAGE is a London-based charity that helps communities build a better future through creative regeneration. We work together with partners like social landlords, local councils and community groups to bring durable change to communities. We identify community challenges, build on existing community assets and involve community members through participatory design. Since no two communities are the same, no two CLEAR VILLAGE projects are the same either. The variety of our work shows the breadth of creative regeneration in practice. Our projects range from setting up community centres fostering social entrepreneurship, to finding novel uses for empty or underused spaces, to carrying out communication campaigns to build new community brands. What unites all our work is that we co-create solutions together with communities and ignite resilience from within.
Create. Experience. Communicate. BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts is a practice-led, experimental course focusing on the relationship between people and designed objects and experiences. It explores the communicative potential of physical experience. You will work with narrative, moving image and filmmaking, alongside processes such as design prototyping and physical computing.