Passionate about crafts from a young age, Joe Clark believes that in today’s world it is more important than ever to relearn and reconnect with practical skills in order to counterbalance human dependency on modern technology. After investigating humankind’s history of key inventions, he designed “Fire(Escape)”: a kit containing a fire drill and bow, enabling people to learn how to start a fire in an ancestral way. Laminating Desktop linoleum onto veneer to provide a curvaceous yet strong surface, he created a series of organic shaped containers for the kit. With “Fire(Escape)”, Joe underlines the significance of learning and passing on skills, encouraging others to experience how, for millennia, human beings have gathered around fire.
We believe the designer’s role is about looking beyond the surface – to make responsible decisions and to understand the ethical implications of one’s choices.
In partnership with Forbo, we have investigated the ethical implications of design through material, form and function. We have designed artifacts that embody various kinds of gatherings; the gathering of materials and the gathering of people – all about stimulating interaction through design.
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|Projekt||Gatherings, HDK Steneby|
|Datum för färdigställande||2016|