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Hamish Fulton, Mankingholes on the pennine Way, 1973
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Design

The model
The working model as design instrument has a tactile and intellectual dimension. It enables concepts to be substantiated and validated. The model is not merely a projection of the newly designed object, it already communicates direct experience. The ‘bricolage’ process, as Claude Lévy-Strauss called it, is suitable for the production of such models. Originally, the verb bricoler referred to activities such as ball games, hunting and riding – all actions involving non-predetermined movements. The bastler (model constructor) works with existing materials and with limited and diverse means arrives at unexpected solutions. Unlike the engineer, who according to Lévy-Strauss places himself above the problem, the bastler remains beneath it. ‘The bastler always contributes something of him/herself, without ever completing his/her project’.

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