A tentative drawing to map the “fil conducteur”, the leading thread behind Field Essays, after an enlightening talk with Freek Lomme, my publisher. What am I trying to achieve with this research in the long term, and how can I achieve this?
The sketches roughly say:
1. Field Essays is about a) the work itself b) the process or way of working c) the motives or sources of the work; and the ethical implications of these three elements when aligned
2. Mapping these elements is like polishing rocks; one by one the workings of the work-rocks get elucidated, albeit only partly.
3. Once put in relation with one another (after Issue one, two, three….), these rocks might reveal a new (emerging) landscape of design, and point to its inherent potential.