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, Daren, 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.

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

Mid Term Presentation: Visual Research Posters Final  

See above