The inaugural Small Society Lab was a pop-up research space, in the VRC on Level 2 of DCA throughout June and July 2011. Through activities and events, the Small Society Lab explored and made use of community-based art, design and technology practice to support creative change in the city.
The project – a collaboration between DCA and the Product Design Research Studio at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design – aimed to spark outlets for creativity. It sought new opportunities to improve public services, business opportunities and people’s lives through small changes to the community. Local residents and business got involved, speaking at/attending the events and by making things happen! One of the projects included:
Eye Can Draw: Rob Jackson presented his latest research with the Eye Can Draw project; Rob has developed the use of a home-made eye-tracking device as a drawing tool for print artists with disabilities. The focus of the project is to enable artists to re-engage with direct drawing methodologies in relation to their printmaking practice.
Images from the launch event and workshops can be found here.