Skull DIY Design Theory Event | Design Gallery | Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Skull Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Design Theory project allowed the public to showcase their views on the theory of design. The Skull project featured a short introduction on design theory, two drawing stations and a 7’ x 12’ skull painting where participants could post their design theories. Four inch spikes laid out in a grid format in six inch intervals across the entire skull created an efficient posting area.
The Particpatory event on design theory is a meditation on our societal role in the creation and defense of our societal norms and values. More particularly, it points to our responsibility as citizens to create the future we imagine. Pythonesque in nature, “my brain hurts!” the spiked skull satirically references the importance of informed decision making. We can either create or resolve societal injustices.
The Skull DIY installation exists through the design theory displayed and created on site by the participants. The collection of drawings served to enable the audience to participate in the conversation on what problems designers should address.