Why Do We Drink From Cylinders?

At the start of this design research project lies a fascination for the role of objects in our lives and the way they shape our behaviour. Objects serve as a bridge between us and our environment, providing convenience and reinforcing our capabilities. However, they also exert control over us as they define our actions. What are the norms that govern the making of things, how were these formed and is there room for adaptation? An exploration started focusing on form, measurement, proportion and material standards, and the automatic behaviour that they provoke. With graphical observations and experimental videos, her findings are visualised and archived. By questioning current paradigms, she hopes to pave the way for a postindustrial model that promotes a more conscious consumption and interaction with objects.