WEEK 1: MONDAY _ 04.02.18

Class overview

Research phase begins during class

Homework due Monday, 04.09.18: Research assignments: Group A and B

RESEARCHCreate a pdf of your research and upload it to the class drop folder.

NOTE: For your homework to be considered ‘turned in’ and receive a grade, you need to upload a ‘Best’ quality pdf to the class drop folder.

 

WEEK 1: WEDNESDAY _ 04.04.18

RM Presentation

Homework due Monday, 04.09.18: Research assignments: Group A and B

RESEARCHCreate a pdf of your research and upload it to the class drop folder.

NOTE: For your homework to be considered ‘turned in’ and receive a grade, you need to upload a ‘Best’ quality pdf to the class drop folder.

All read:

UCLA’s zero waste plan, study their website (sustain.ucla.edu) and review the ‘mytrash’ initiative.

https://www.sustain.ucla.edu/our-initiatives/zero-waste/mylasttrash/

https://www.sustain.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/240028_UCLA_Zero_Waste_Plan_Final.pdf

 

WEEK 2: MONDAY _ 04.09.18

Rebeca in NY

See Movie:

‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ by Naomi Klein

Homework Due

  • Monday, April 16: Individual research and findings PDF
  • Monday, April 16: Team Research Findings Presentation—Teams 1 through 3.
  • Wednesday, April 18: Team Research Findings Presentation—Teams 4 through 6.

A research finding is a series of facts, a quote, piece of information, and/or image that stands out for its significance and power.

RESEARCH FINDINGS: Today, April 9, you will be assigned to join a team with which you will share your individual findings and arrive at the most compelling group findings. Part 1 of the homework is for you to come up with your own research findings (10–15). Part 2 is to meet with your team in person, share your individual findings formally as a pdf and together arrive at the most compelling group findings (10–15) to present to the class. For your homework to be considered ‘turned in’ and receive a grade, you need to upload the ‘Best’ quality pdf to the class drop folder. Upload both the pdf of your individual and team research findings.

 

WEEK 2: WEDNESDAY _ 04.11.18

Rebeca in NY

UCLA waste facilities tour with Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer at UCLA.

https://www.sustain.ucla.edu/about-us/contacts/bonny-bentzin/

 

Continue working on personal and team findings presentation.

 

The following Lecture is required: Designer Kenya Hara on April 12, at 5:30, EDA http://dma.ucla.edu/events/calendar/?ID=1075

 

WEEK 3: MONDAY _ 04.16.18

Student presentations: Research and Findings Groups 1-3

RM lecture on social and political posters.

Homework Due Monday, April 23: Visual Research Posters—Focus on Messaging. 

(Group A: Margaux, Anna, Esther, Nathan, Karina, Koby, Stefanie, Darin, Lisa)

Homework Due Wednesday, April 25: Visual Research Posters—Focus on Messaging. 

(Group B: Jennifer, Claire, Alexa, Kerry, Marisa, Jarret, Deborah, Celynne, Benjamin)

VISUAL RESEARCH POSTERS:  Students go back to design individually (not in teams). Each of the students will create a series of three posters. The process is as follows: 1: Choose your ‘call to action’ from the stages for a more sustainable lifestyle: REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, ROT, and REPURPOSE. 2: Working from the ‘overall class research and findings’ select one topic to focus on and gather all the research and findings pertaining to that topic. The topic may be the one you originally researched, or a different topic. For example, a student can select REFUSE in relation to PLASTICS, where the posters focus on messages around REFUSING PLASTICS. Another student can choose REUSE in relation to PLASTICS, where the posters focus on messages around REUSING PLASTICS, and so on. Create a series of 3 posters to communicate the topic. Focus on ideas and the message—words, facts, charts, diagrams, etc…

 

WEEK 3: WEDNESDAY _ 04.18.18

Student presentations: Research and Findings Groups 4-6

RM lecture on social and political posters.

 

 

 

WEEK 4: MONDAY _ 04.23.18

Review student work: Visual Research Posters

Individual meetings + Work in class.  

Homework Due Monday, April 30: Visual Research Posters—Focus on Images. Group A + B _ Individual Meetings

Refine your posters’ ideas and messages, as well as focus on images—photographic and/or illustration. Conceive of symbolic images that you can photograph to convey your idea. You may use existing photographs, as long as they are appropriate to your concept, of high resolution (large enough for usage in a 36 x 24 poster) and properly credited.

 

WEEK 4: WEDNESDAY _ 04.25.18

Review student work: Project 1: Visual Research Posters

Individual meetings + Work in class  

Homework Due Monday, April 30: Visual Research Posters—Focus on Images + Typography. Group A + B _ Individual Meetings.

Homework Due Wednesday, May 02: Visual Research Posters—Mid Term Presentation: Group A + B

 

WEEK 5: MONDAY _ 04.30.18

Review student work: Project 1: Visual Research Posters. Group A+B

Individual meetings + Work in class

 

PROJECT 2: JUNK BATTLE!

DESCRIPTION:

The final project Junk Battle! is a book comprised of two parts: a) Your Waste Awareness Project and b) Change a Habit Project. And two posters, one representing Your Waste Awareness Project and the other representing your Change a Habit Project (24 x 18).

Your Waste Awareness project: Through words, drawings, diagrams, charts, and photography begin a documentation of all the waste you generate every day. Meticulously document 7 days of all the waste your produce.

Change a Habit project: Conceive of a project based on the following stages for a more sustainable lifestyle: REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, ROT and REPURPOSE. Your project can focus on one stage or all.  

 

Homework: Due Monday 05.07.18—Group A: Project #2: Junk Battle!  Ideation Phase / Concept Development

Homework: Due Monday 05.09.18—Group B: Project #2: Junk Battle!  Ideation Phase / Concept Development

‘Your Waste Awareness’ Project:

Present the documentation of at least one full day of the waste you produce—photos, drawings, text. Select a couple of objects and explore various styles of photography, drawing and text. Select one object to present 2 variations of a) photographic style, 2) drawing style and 3) copy style. The copy of your object should include: Object description, materials/ kind of waste, location, date and time collected, and where will it end up: landfill, recycled, rot (compost), etc… You can also add a short story. Present each variation on a letter size sheet. Also, bring one full-day of your waste documentation, this can be unprocessed or processed with your selected style. Digital presentation.

Change a Habit:

Bring 2 or 3 ideas of projects you would like to do. Articulate your idea with words and images, by writing a paragraph of the idea, bringing photographs of the objects you are planning to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, rot or repurpose. Digital presentation.

Concept Development note:

Allow for the research to speak to you—listen and observe patterns, possible relationships (both, congruent and incongruent). In other words, through observation and play, allow ideas to emerge. Each idea is a pool of visual potentialities. Explore ideas, imagine what ‘it’ can be and make notes, both verbal and visual. Ideas are the images of thought. Ideas are stories. What is the story of the site that you will tell? Present your ideas with words and images—photographs, diagrams, graphs, maps, illustration, etc…These images can be only yours or references that represent your creative direction.

 

WEEK 5: WEDNESDAY _ 05.02.18

Rebeca in Alaska

Review student work. Individual meetings

 

WEEK 6: MONDAY _ 05.07.18

Rebeca in Alaska

Review student work. Individual meetings

 

WEEK 7: MONDAY _ 05.14.18

Review student work. group critique

 

WEEK 7: WEDNESDAY _ 05.16.18

Book design and binding methods presentation. RM

Printing Lab visit

Review student work. Individual meetings

 

Homework: Due Monday _ 05/21/18

1: Your Waste Awareness Project: Design Refinement and Production Phase

Refine your book structure (size, materials, binding method) and refine the layout design of each page. Finalize your copy and proofread. Commit to your final photographs and process them—color correction, retouching, cropping, etc…

Test printing: This week you need to experiment with printing—method: Laser, inkjet, and riso (if available). You need to perform the print tests on your final paper(s).

Presentation: 1) continue presenting the next 10 final photographs of your waste (processed: color corrected, masked, etc.); 2) a draft of your ‘page-by-page’ layout (thumbnails) of your entire book. 3) 2nd round of design refinement of 10 spreads (two facing pages) of your book. 4) Cover and chapter dividers design. 4) Bring printing tests on your final papers.

 

2: Change a Habit Project:

If you are documenting a process, follow the instructions above, as they will be similar to the documentation of Your Waste Project. If you are making a physical object, you need to start testing, prototyping and have a clear fabrication process and schedule. Bring your fabrication process drawings, photographs, and prototypes, tests, etc…

Begin to incorporate the process documentation into your book.

 

3: Junk Battle posters: Define Design

Present design for the Junk Battle posters (digital versions). You may choose to incorporate them to your book, if so, show them already inserted in your book spreads.

 

WEEK 8: MONDAY _ 05.21.18

MIDTERM: POSTER FINAL PRESENTATION (PRINTED)

JUNK BATTLE PRESENTATION (Waste awareness project, Change a habit project, Junk Battle posters)

Homework: Due Wednesday _ 05/23/18

1: Your Waste Awareness Project: Design Refinement and Production Phase

Same as above—3rd draft and 3rd round of design refinements. Focus on book covers, end-papers, chapter dividers, table of contents, footnotes, etc…

 

2: Change a Habit Project:

Same as above.

 

WEEK 8: WEDNESDAY _ 05.23.18

Review student work. Individual meetings

 

Homework: Due Monday _ 05/28/18

1: Your Waste Awareness Project: FINAL DESIGN and Production Phase

Final design is due. Your book needs to be completely final so you have time to print. Printing takes many many hours and if something can go wrong, will go wrong.

Presentation: 1) Bring the next 10 final photographs of your waste documentation (processed: color corrected, masked, etc.); 3) Final design of all  spreads of your book. 4) Bring your selected printing tests on your final papers.

 

2: Change a Habit Project: FINAL DESIGN and Production/fabrication Phase

If you are documenting a process follow the instructions above of ‘Your Waste Awareness’ project. If you are making a physical object, you need to be in the final stages of fabrication. If the work is too large to bring to class, bring your fabrication process drawings, photographs, and prototypes, tests, etc… Otherwise, bring the actual object in progress. By Monday week 9, all of your photographs, copy, drawings, etc… of your project need to be incorporated into your book. Only left are the photographs of your final project, to be inserted for printing the final book. Let us know where you may need help with fabrication.

 

3: Research Poster(s): Final Design

Present your final Junk Battle posters design. You may choose to incorporate them to your book, if so, show them already inserted in your book spreads.

 

WEEK 9: MONDAY _ 05.28.18

Memorial Day Holiday

 

Begin printing your book this week.

 

Homework: Due Wednesday _ 05/30/18

1: Your Waste Awareness Project: Final Production/Book Binding Phase

All of your book should be completely final, ready to print.

 

2: Change a Habit Project:

Your project needs to be finalized this week. All project documentation/copy needs to be incorporated to the final book by Wednesday, except for the ‘hero shots’ of your final project which might still be in fabrication. Use ‘FPO—for position only’ photos in the spreads dedicated to the final images. Bring a proposal on how you will be photographing your final project.  

 

3: Junk Battle Posters: Printing

Present your final Junk Battle posters design (digital version).

 

4: Bookbinding Workshop preparation:

Bring all of your unused test sheets to use for the bookbinding workshop, as well as the samples of the various papers you will be binding into the book. You will need to bring to class: Bookbinding needle, bookbinding thread, x-acto knife, white artist tape, a paper weight (I use a jar, or bag, full of coins), a sharpened pencil, and a ruler. Some items can be shared. These items are sold at UCLA Ackerman, Blicks Art Store, and Hiromi. Online bookbinding tutorials (perfect, Japanese, sewing) are found in the class website under ‘Binding Guide.’ Please review them prior to class.

 

WEEK 9: WEDNESDAY _ 05.30.18

Review student work. Individual meetings

Homework: Due Monday _ 06/04/18

1: Your Waste Awareness Project: Final Production/Bookbinding Phase

Your entire book needs to be printed by now, including your covers and chapter dividers. We’ll focus on book binding techniques. You may use the class hours to bind your book. Be prepared to have to leave it in place for a few hours.

 

2: Change a Habit Project: Final Production/fabrication Phase

All fabrication needs to be completed. Bring additional documentation of your project.

 

WEEK 10: MONDAY _ 06.04.18

Bookbinding workshop

(bring your material!)

 

WEEK 10: WEDNESDAY _ 06.06.18

Documentation workshop

Review student work. Individual meetings.

Sign up for the documentation of your work HERE

 

WEEK 11: WEDNESDAY _ 06.13.18

PROJECTS DOCUMENTATION

*** Please bring your midterm posters for setting up for the exhibit.

Sign up for the documentation of your work HERE

 

WEEK 11: FRIDAY _ 06.15.18 (10 AM- 1PM)

FINAL PRESENTATION

Please arrive at 9:30 to have all your work ready for presentation at 10:00 am. The presentation will go until 1:00.