Myah is recent graduate of the University of the West of England now based in Bristol. She is a multidisciplinary designer whos work takes a playful approach to social, cultural, environmental and political issues with a keen interest in participatory design and ways in which the role of designer, maker, imaginer can be flipped within the audiences realm; challenging conventional experience. Much of her work is research and process led designer who is especially intrigued by the meanings contructed around society, food, and health, and places.
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University of the West of England
By identifying why people choose to go to university especially during times of global uncertainty; the Brexit vote; Donald Trump and AI. We questioned if it was partly pressures from society to comply within the networks and systems we know and could be adverse to.
University allows the space to observe society and it's happenings from a critical view and in trying to find a solution or conclusion, often encouraged rebel against what we are told and know, almost always looking to the future. Worldwide, students have lead protests and are one of the standout markers in history for social change by against the grain.
This idea was visualised through a of designed patterns for both Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Arts and Creative faculties. Soon to be used through the city in public space, online, in print, and on social media.
Further developments pushing characteristics of CON-FORM identity. We felt the concept was strong and could be shown in a more graphic vectorised format.
Project in collaboration with William Bentley, 2018
A select group of students held workshops, fundraisers and generated content based around Guy Debord's Society of a spectacle; a work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory
An alternative fundraiser that asked peers to draw themselves with their opposed writing hand and in continuous line.These were then collated and screenprinted raising money toward the publication of the book, launch and opening of the final degree show.
We felt there were not very many opportunities to share the work we had been working on and so hosted an exhibition.
The event was held at The Arts House and consisted of a show reel, print, 3D and a series of live CONsuME portraits. These merged the sitters characteristcs with well known brands highlighting consumption, a key theme in the publication. We created various forms of publicity including gifs and posters around Stokes Croft.
In collaboration with Thea Gotterson
_FIL(L)WOOD FULL OF ALTERNATIVE
A collabrotive brief set in Filwood Community Centre.
Celebrating it's 80th birthday this year the centre opened its doors to big bold ideas that may be drawn from as a tool to maximise potential whilst welcoming new visitors.
The project began by exploring the publicly informed shared value, expectations and meaning of community centres.
From the time spent at the centre key features, thoughts and spacial considerations were drawn and explored through a series of excersises and workshops adopting a discourse of science fiction.
Three 'big ideas' were concluded and imagined through collage and text.
Working closely with as a duo we developed an A3 template to archive the large amount of fanciful ideas into a book of posters.
There was an exhibition held in the centre that presented all ideas alongside an object of best representation.
_LIVING, WORKING, MAKING TOGETHER RESIDENCY (current)
An open call from Knowle West Media Centre for experimentation and collaboration in different ways to use local spaces and seed new relationships between local people and artists.
By assisting in growing a community garden and compost heap, the project will encourage wider use and propagation throughout the community. It looks to translate experiences, understanding, limitations and tips from the community and local organisations about gardening and food growing, into a series of accessible and engaging physical objects allowing people to know what is ‘growing on’ in the centre.
There will be a chance to sample the produce at Knowle West Fest in September and the project will be presented alongside three others in an exhibition at KWMC in Autumn.
More information about KWMC and the project and other artist can be seen here.