Form Follows Culture
design for a new relationship with water
about the project
Acoustical and visual characteristics to develop cognitive representations for a rhythmic and symbolic user attachment
The project has been developed during Masters of Fine Arts in Design Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University of the Arts in Qatar, 2021 ,under the advisory of Marco Bruno and Yasmeen Suleiman / Reader: Rab McClure.
A new set of everyday drinking objects that examines cultural understandings and makes them part of its essential qualities to guide a new, improved, and healthier daily routine. Five different drinking objects, each alters the user’s behavior according to the corresponding form of the drinking object. Each triggers an embedded meaning, causing the user to react and respond to cultural traditions and values principles. Each re-imagines a healthier, more mindful everyday world, advancing the quality of life and increasing the overall well-being of individuals and communities for better cultural development.
Download the complete MFA thesis design research through this link: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/6661/