As the Core77 Conference approaches, we'd like to give you a preview of the lineup of speakers and what they'll be discussing at the event. This series of profiles will give you a little more info on who is talking, what they'll be talking about and why you should get your tickets for this June 19th, Brooklyn, New York event today.
Photo credit: Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune // March 30, 2014
Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth of Parsons & Charlesworth
Presentation: "Spectacular Vernacular"
How often do you take for granted the intentions, design and purposes of the objects you use and see every day? Have you ever considered how subtle shifts in the form and purpose of everyday objects can open up provocative alternate realities?
Tim and Jessica's presentation, "Spectacular Vernacular" will challenge us to consider that what we see as apparently real is actually fictional; what looks familiar is also somewhat out of place. The mass produced becomes unique and the vernacular, spectacular. They will lead the conference audience to rethink the conventional desires of commodity culture and extend us all into previously under-explored territory.
Clockwise from top left, a piece from the American Adhoc Furniture series, a piece from The MeMo Organization series, A Form of Happiness and Half Pint Glass.
Based in Chicago and originally from the UK, this husband and wife team work in the realm of experimental and speculative object making that complicates conventional boundaries of art and design practice. Their work spans objects, installation, participatory workshops and writing to explore the rhetorical and narrative opportunities of designed objects. Both currently teach Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in addition to their design work and writing.
This is just one example of the speakers who you'll hear and likely get to meet at 501 Union in Brooklyn, NY on June 19th. Get your tickets today!