Structured Interaction: A Field Guide To The Chairs of ITP

Exercise Make something that is inspired by some of the themes in the presentation and relating to the idea of INTERACTIVITY as engagement.

  1. Response to A/D/O interaction with community.
  2. Choice of chairs: doubly significant. We spend our time in them and we often use the motion of sitting and leaning in to signify real attention and presence.
  3. Familiarity of space -how to change behavior with a community that is intimately familiar and ritualistic?
  4. What do the choices that we make regarding the objects that are around us and the items at our disposal signify in terms of identity?

Materiality –> I enjoy the streamlined combination of leather and wood in this mid century modern chaise. I shall have it.

Personality (anamorphism) –> This chair reminds me of a fluffy bear. I’ll sit in it.

Functionality –> I am a minimalist proletariat. Give me the same chair and make sure it’s sturdy.

Aspiration & Personal Branding –> this Herman Miller Chair makes me look both savvy and practical. I’m in the know; a coveted demographic.

Subconscious –> true chair choice represents our ID!

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