'The Meaningful Object' is my final year dissertation. An investigation of materiality within today's consumerist western culture, questioning the relationship between user and object, and the concepts of emotional attachment, timelessness, and durability.
Today's consumer culture not only poses important consequences on our natural resources but also has a direct effect on our quality of life.
We have become a clutter culture, which values quantity over quality.
It is from within that context, that I set myself to question and challenge current capitalist consumerism trends in order to explore the (perhaps utopian) idea to possess fewer but better, more meaningful objects, not only for the sake of our finite resources but also to improve the relationship we have with materiality, thus improving our standard of living.
'The Meaningful Object' was the foundation research for the Moho project.
Paper available upon request.
the meaningful object / 2016