Author: Kristina Miseviciute

The Medici Effect

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The Medici Effect author Frans Johansson, describes the term as innovation that takes place when discipline and ideas intersect in different sectors. Johansson’s book name comes from the wealthy banker’s family De Medici, by influence in Italy around the 15th century.  The Medici family have encouraged the painters, sculptures, architects, poets to come up with inspiring ideas, since the family have unleashed creativity. The Medici effect can be evoked by bringing employees from different business […]

Exhibition Review: Sir John Soane’s Museum

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Looking at the past, what now seems like utopia.   During Soane’s lifetime he constantly tinkered with the arrangement of his objects and the surrounding physical spaces, resulting in series of architectural experiments and innovative systems for displays. It is often the purposeful juxtaposition of objects, and the dialogue that emerges between them – rather than the attributes of individual object in isolation – that provides the most compelling aspects of Soane’s collection. Each of […]

Critical Design Fiction

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Critical Design     Design as critique has existed before under several guises. Italian Radical Design of the 1970s was highly critical of prevailing social values and design ideologies, critical design builds on this attitude and extends it into today’s world. During the 1990s there was a general move towards conceptual design which made it easier for non-commercial forms of design like critical design to exist, this happened mainly in the furniture world, product design […]

New Territories?

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Outer Space, Underwater and Other Dimension During this session I have explore the way imagined world focuses on specific territories in relation to climate change, contemporary issues of war, and colonialism: outer space, underwater, and other dimensions.  Possibilities of story-telling in the era of global climate change, referred to “climate fiction” or “cli-fi”, in which makes us question what will nonhuman and human communities after sea-level rises? We can also question what new species might evolve […]

Ruins and Decay: Why we are fascinated?

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To say the least, we have attachments whether it’s a place, person, or an object. And it has different values to us. But, a place can have sentimental value, such a visiting a place and miss it, has it given you the value you want to return? or to keep the photograph safe for future to look back? We are fascinated by such imagery of ruin and decay, when there is modernism around us and […]

Cyborg Cultures: Man and Machine

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    Will man and machine merge? When i  learned about cyborg, i was instantly astonished and knew what was it about but nerveless that it had a term. Well, in this day and age we can expect anything – and like cyborg, we can expect the weirdest things, like an microchip implant. Yes… you read that right people are getting implant to control light, and now been implanted into animals to control them. According […]

Vision of a Better World (not perfect)

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      Searching science fiction, will already give you a lot of ideas about the specific subject. Which you can already see elements of Utopia and Dystopia. Utopia goes back to as late as 1516 and was introduced by Sir Thomas More. He writes about the Eutopia: good place and Outopia: no place. Utopia does not exist because it has too many meaning and too many ideas of the perfect world. A lot of Utopia […]

The Rise of Migration and Ex-pats.

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The Passport Index was an interesting find, because i haven’t come across it or hear or being spoken about it. I want to share this website as it interact with the topic of this blog. Also have a look at the passport ranking. There is so much to share about migration and ex-pats, but you may already be familiar with it, from your own experience, educated and/ or the news. But, what i will share, […]

A Brief History of Migration In One Space

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Migration Museum @ The Workshop; Exhibition Review No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain 20 September 2017 – 25 February 2018 Researching can be time consuming , and can leave you confused with all of the different point of views. This is why this exhibition is a must if your interested in the topic of ‘migration’ and would like to just have a look at how migration has moved across through time and […]

Contrast between Diaspora and Creolization.

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Without some research and reading journals I wouldn’t know how to demonstrate my understand on the differences between diaspora and creolization. It took me a while to understand it but I do now and I will demonstrate its differences. ‘Networking’ is the most mentioned keyword that I came across through researching. And I believe  this is because diaspora and creolization lack in networking. I have recently watched a TedxVilnius by Kingsley Aikins who suggested and […]