Every day we are confronted with an explosion of visual stimulus. The brain is constantly processing, filing and saving each of these captured images in our subconscious. But when was the last time you looked at something and understood it and appreciated it for its unique, natural and unfiltered state? Taking reference and inspiration from the every day, understanding objects as more than something created for convenience or a singular purpose. This talk aims to challenge and inspire you to begin to appreciate the world we live in and to reference these thoughts and observations through your own creative practice.
Caterina Bianchini has worked with some of the world leading brands, across fashion, beauty and culture. These include Levi's, Diesel, Reebok, V&A Dundee, Adidas, Viva Arte Venice Art Biennale and MoMA PS1. She has also been invited and talked at some of the industries most recognised design symposium's, including this year's Semi-Permanent, Auckland, where Paula Sheer, Stefan Sagmeister and Irma Boom have previously been invited to speak. Caterina studied in Scotland and gained acknowledgement awards whilst studying communication design, including the Alexander C Barkley award for excellence in her subject and the Art Heritage prize, which led her work to be catalogued and archived as part of Scottish Art Heritage. Caterina has also gone on to win Creativepool's Designer of the Year for the past two years.
The Cass Hothouse is an initiative in our visual communications area that enables dialogue between design education and industry. It is a space that sits outside of the curriculum, yet feeds into it. A place for students, staff, alumni and industry to explore the multi-faceted area of graphic design and illustration through partnered research and practice. It informs and evolves teaching and learning practice through ongoing dialogue, publishing and events.