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Post-what.com is the online research space of the Studio for Visual Pop.Culture. The main objective of this site is to open up the design research. By exposing ourselves, we can show what is in progress; we can present to you what we are doing, while we are doing it. Via this online platform, we are able to share our questions, our collections, our first preliminary insights, our new found knowledges, our visual ideas and our conclusions.
This research space contains a patchwork of images, texts, re-posts, cut ’n’ pastes, quotes, summaries, collections, visual deconstructions and remixes, theoretical references, archives, personal questions, (visual) essays, research descriptions and bold statements. Please view this online environment as a lifework and a living organism; some parts are finished and archived, some will be reincarnated, some collections have matured into a clearly structured homebase and some are premature and are looking for a place.
Altogether this uncanny collection of data, sources and designs represent the structured chaos of the design research. One day it will all make sense.
Progression over perfection
As a design studio we have always focussed on a final product that needs to be perfect. But for design research, that focusses on the work process in itself, we have to choose progression over perfection. That is not something that comes natural for us. This online platform is created to open up the process of research and share it -and all of its flaws, mistakes, incompleteness, naiveties and imperfections- with the world.
Structure of the site
This site consists of two parts; projects in progress and finished projects. The finished projects are presented via ‘pages’ that you can enter via the menu on the left. Design Research #0: On Classification is the first finished research project. It describes the research conducted from 2014 until 2016 during the Master Design. It shows what this projects entails and how the design research was done, i.e. methods and tools. Part of this design research is the database ‘Everyday People Every day’ and ‘Incomplete Timeline of Human Classification’.
The second part are projects in progress, which are presented in the ‘posts’. The variety of post categorised in groups are presented under ‘collections’.