CCS alternative souvenir

To make the 1st essay we had to create an alternative souvenir.

This pictures are the work of my colleagues which turned to be a really nice response for the brief!

In this class we discussed our ideas to see if we were going on the right way.

The submition as been done now is time to wait for the marks!

CCS/ street art 


Ccs class last week was really interesting. Tom was explaining to was some of the movements and attitudes of street art.

We started for the southbank undercroft were was being developed new plans for the space where is now a place layered by street artists with the time.

Graffiti is known by everyone but what really happens inside the community is still not decoded. Crossing tags, writing on top of other tag, tagging on side of other tags…all these are demonstrations of power , saying ” I saw you”, ” I am better than you”, however these demonstrations are never face to face, because no one know each other.

Street art was always seen as vandalism however what is the most invading art of streets? Advertisment, you’ll find everywhere and is fine, as long as they are framed and they are selling something is fine, and street art where you can see all the message all the information is vandalism and illegal…

Subvertisement by epoxy, showing the process of creating a fake beauty, that as a parallel can be seen as a critic image of advertisement.

Street art isn’t at all graffiti, as you can see in this picture , the pixelator is simply a square formed by square that uses the light of advertisements and turn the image in pixels.

 Street artists  influence our livings, sometimes actively sometimes passively, like this case were a guy was writing RED? And the painter started to paint red and at the end he got the entire hall painted red…

East end walk

Yesterday me and my class went in East end to discover why is this part of the city placed as it is and what was the importance of it.

First we had a discussion in front of central house pointing out the Whitechapel gallery function at the time that was education for all the foreigners that were coming to leave here. 

This second image is in the open space in the back of the gallery, also the architecture like the Windows on the left that after will be seen again on the spitafields church.

This church was planned along with other fiftieth churches!

The church architecture perfectly marks the golden ratio between its porpotions.

This one due to the diversity of religions is a Jewish and Catholic Church.

Roman ruins as you can see on the first picture are still saved in those big glasses and it marks the barrier that separate the centre from the east where all the poverty and market was stablished in.

As a contrast on top of it you have all those private big glass buildings that now show the progression of the city of London .

For the end we went in the “quarter of the artists that had the chance to get the housing looking forward to renew them as a rule for them to stay there.

The Windows on top are where all those artists work on the textile to get enough light to work.

Very nice walk!

Queen Elizabeth Park

To do something useful on Sunday, I read the articles related on the brief for CCS to go and visit the Queen Elizabeth Park.

The shortest article was really interesting due to its ironic comparisons for example when the writer is talking about the cost of the project and about the general view in the park that he describes as a ‘cartoon world’.

About my personal experience, I’ve been over there some times and in the city you can have space to actually look around and relax your vision with big spaces inbetween the big infrastructures.

These are some of the pictures I took while there: