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Re-Story: The O.T.M.I* project*O.T.M.I = Obsolete Technical Mechanical Item
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The core question in this master thesis is: What happens to the essence of an object when it becomes out of date and is no longer in use? I am addressing the sense of dignity in once meticulously designed technical/mechanical items that now has become obsolete. The intention has been to investigate how to give new meaning to obsolete items and find new eligibility for their existence. 

The investigation was conducted through the development of a method: collection, analysis, deconstruction, investigation and resurrection of a number of O.T.M.I. (Obsolete Technical Mechanical Items).  

The resurrection process consisted of the (re-)writing of the objects’ narratives. These stories along with the objects’ parts, spaces and sounds created a frame for a scenography, a soundtrack and characters to act in a film to tell the story.

As interior designers we have the opportunity to transform space and fill it with stories. Imagination is an important tool: We benefit from having the ability to imagine, for instance, how different surfaces will reflect sound and light. Our imagination is highly visual. So I have transformed my imaginary world of Obsolete Technical Mechanical Items to visual and audial elements that support the content and values of a story through researching the objects, finding how to clarify and support the story. The Re-Story.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 44 p.
, Ninna Kapadia
Keyword [en]
Restory, re-story, recycling, upcycling, readymade, planned obsolescence, design, the mad scientist, the friendly monster, the poet, frankenstein, scenography, theater, movie making, film making, technology, mechanical
Keyword [sv]
tekniska mekaniska föremål, planerat åldrande, återvinning, film, manus, intervju, scenografi, robot, inredningsarkitektur, design, inredning, scener, scen, filmmusik, mekaniska ljud
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Arts Architecture Design Performing Arts Music Cultural Studies Literary Composition
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5234OAI: diva2:839529
Educational program
InSpace (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Master)
2015-04-16, Perceptionsstudion, Konstfack, LM Erikssons väg 14, 12626 Stockholm, 10:05 (English)
Available from: 2015-10-16 Created: 2015-06-26 Last updated: 2015-10-16Bibliographically approved

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