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Alexander du Preez

MA work

In the world of fabrication, the use of machines for efficiency and cost savings has replaced the need for human input.


In the future, instead of distancing the maker from the final object with sophisticated machines, we need to develop means by which machine and man can coexist. I aim to find a fabrication technique where the user has an intimate relationship with a making machine, treating it as a personal tool rather than a form of reproduction.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2012

  • In the world of fabrication, the use of machines for efficiency and cost savings has replaced the need for human input.


    In the future, instead of distancing the maker from the final object with sophisticated machines, we need to develop means by which machine and man can coexist. I aim to find a fabrication technique where the user has an intimate relationship with a making machine, treating it as a personal tool rather than a form of reproduction.


  • Degrees

  • PG Dip, Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, 2010; BSc (Eng), Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2008
  • Experience

  • Internship, Oranjevis, St Helena Bay, South Africa, 2006; Internship, Globe Engineering, Cape Town, South Africa, 2008; Internship, ...XYZ Design, Cape Town, South Africa, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Open, Cheshire Street, London, 2010; Making Things Happen, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, 2010; Exhibit, London College of Communication, 2010
  • Awards

  • James Dyson Foundation Bursary, 2012