What’s Your Message?
Dwinita Larasati, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Human beings naturally search for answers for phenomena that occur around them; an activity that leads to a variety of questioning ways and, gradually, to research methods that are formalized by academic institutions. Art, design, and all ﬁelds that require a bigger proportion of intuition and personal expressions are no difference; these disciplines have also developed many ways of arriving to conclusions, or to create optimum prototypes or products that satisfy the queries for the time being. Art and design, like any other knowledge traits, do not stand alone; they need contributions from different ﬁelds that enrich their accomplishments. More often than not, results in these creative ﬁelds aim not only to answer a problem, but also to deliver a message or a response to certain issues that commonly concern the dynamics of everyday life, or to provoke more thoughts towards current issues. This presentation discusses how art and design products can there for represent a society and its lifestyles in a certain era. This discussion would bring up the question on the kind of messages we would want to relay, and how we want to express them.