Today I read further into Chapter 2 of Gutberlet’s Recovering Resources (2008), and this brought to my attention the health risks that excess waste has to us. This is mostly common in LEDCs, where countries don’t have the resources available to properly dispose of waste, and therefore it ends up in the streets, causing air pollution, soil degradation and water contamination. This could potentially lead to harmful diseases, and even cancerous tumours, which can be life threatening. I have decided to look into the harmful effects that waste has on our bodies further, and use this as a source of inspiration for the making of pieces. 

Following this we received a lecture from Adrian, where he set out the details of deadlines, as well as what we can do to help achieve a merit of distinction on this course. Here is key information that i noted :-

1) Have a number of different outcomes, don't just focus on one piece for the final exhibition 

2) Have a clear development of "process"

3) Present several different ideas that have stemmed from a wide range of sources and media (in my case, this includes looking at the health risks from waste, looking at rates of consumption and what we waste as a result of this - ie. greater food waste (from social medias such as instagram) looking at the source of materials and focusing on how they could come together to make a sculptural piece of installation etc.) 

4) Ability to research and integrate a variety of methods (focus on this idea of the pyramid, wide starting point with lots of blocks which then come together to a final outcome, rather than focusing on one idea purely) 

5) Have consistent and strong use of supporting work- lots of sketchbook drawings/plans/annotations on writings) 

6) Have evidence of self motivation - organisation - planning

7) be willing to contribute to the learning of your whole group


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