In responding to the questions, “reflect on your experiences with disruptive wonder. Are you open to creating disruptive wonder? Is the notion new to you?” I have had to think back to previous projects and consider which ones were most representative of this dynamic. So I can probably answer the last question first – no; the notion is not new to me. I think this question shows me that I’m thankful for my undergraduate education in architecture school, getting a grueling 5 1/2 year degree with a year-long thesis at the end. This really prepared me as a designer to think in this manner, and to consider how what I design can ‘disrupt’ the norm in a way that is proactive.
A recent project this makes me think of is something I did last fall – you can find it here:
I think this project has a little bit of disruptive wonder because it is walking the line between what the normal functions we associate with typography and message and changing context. I am surely open to creating projects in a similar vein as Kelli Anderson’s TED talk described, and think that it’s quite enjoyable when projects like that come along – though they don’t come along as often as I would like! Maybe that is a subtle challenge as I finish my MFA – to continue creating in this way.