Death is understandably a topic that most of us would rather not think about or discuss, but it is also an inescapable part of human experience. Different cultures use varied approaches to help us cope with grief and our fear of death; the graduation project of MA Interaction Design student Shih-Yuan Huang combines resources from several religions and beliefs in a new approach to afterlife practices.
Save the dates for the 2015 MA Interaction Design show: 1-4 December, in the St. James Hatcham Church, New Cross, SE14 6AD. Are you ready to see the projects that MAID students have been working on?
The exhibition’s Private View will take place starting 6 pm on December 1st; the show will stay open from 10 am to 6 pm in the following three days. You can find a list of this year’s class on the MAID blog.
This year’s MA Interaction Design graduation show (1-4 December) is getting closer and closer, and we’re here to whet your appetite for it by offering a sneak peek at some of the student projects to be exhibited!
Today, we’re talking to Karen Barrett, whose work offers a twist on the dominant neoliberal perspective of our current times, which urges us to pursue constant happiness at all cost. “Instead I propose that misery and suffering are inevitable in the human experience and therefore should be embraced rather than shunned. My project seeks to develop alternative emotional narratives that allow for acceptance and celebration of misery”, Karen says.