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    The USE-ME project comes from the interest in the discussion of the designer's role as an author, and not just as a message emissary. Giving voic… Read More
    The USE-ME project comes from the interest in the discussion of the designer's role as an author, and not just as a message emissary. Giving voice to personal projects, that inspire us so much, opposing the commercial demands, allowing the creative side to flourish - or, in a way, a somehow nihilistic point-of-view, without the intention of achieving profits and focusing on questionings and personal interests - and revealing other aspects, a more free way of building yourself as a designer, a professional, and in a way, human being.   The project was born from all sorts of questions that relate to my own biography, and an interest of dealing with life as an "piece of art", or an object of an analysis. An open autobiography that emerges from the main questioning: Why not use my own life, thoughts, (dis)beliefs and body as and object of investigation? Why not use myself as a project, process, and final product? The need to use myself as creator and creature, observing the city as a field of artistic investigation and new sensorial possibilities, revealing other ways to analyse and study the urban space through experiences and perspectives. Discovering new ways of designing and understanding the city as a field of investigation with countless possibilities.  This project intends to be the debut of more work - that may extend through all my life - and is already becoming an source of inspiration to many other projects to come. Accepting myself as a researcher, and, why not, also the research. Read Less
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O projeto Use-me vem do interesse na discussão do papel do designer enquanto autor e não somente como emissor de mensagens. Dando voz aos projetos pessoais do profissional, que tanto nos instigam, em detrimento das demandas comerciais, deixando o lado criador aflorar – ou mesmo dando vazão ao viés niilista, sem visar lucros e focando em questionamentos e interesses pessoais – e tornando visíveis outras faces, formas mais livres de se constituir enquanto designer, profissional, ou mesmo, humano.

O projeto surgiu de diversos questionamentos que remetem a minha própria biografia, interesses em tratar a vida enquanto "obra de arte" ou objeto de análise. Uma autobiografia escancarada que surgiu da pergunta: Por que não usar a minha vida, pensamentos, (des) crenças e corpo como objeto de investigação? Por que não me usar como projeto, processo e produto final?

A necessidade de me usar enquanto criador e criatura, e enxergando a cidade como campo de investigações artísticas e novas possibilidades sensitivas, mostrando outras maneiras de se analisar e estudar o espaço urbano através de experiências e perspectivas. Conhecendo novas formas de explorar o fazer design e entendendo a cidade como campo de investigação com inúmeras possibilidades.

Esse projeto promete ser o primeiro de uma série de trabalhos – que talvez se estendam por toda a minha vida – e que já está sendo fonte de inspiração para outros tantos que virão. Aceitando-me enquanto pesquisador e, por que não, também pesquisa.
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The USE-ME project comes from the interest in the discussion of the designer's role as an author, and not just as a message emissary. Giving voice to personal projects, that inspire us so much, opposing the commercial demands, allowing the creative side to flourish - or, in a way, a somehow nihilistic point-of-view, without the intention of achieving profits and focusing on questionings and personal interests - and revealing other aspects, a more free way of building yourself as a designer, a professional, and in a way, human being.
 
The project was born from all sorts of questions that relate to my own biography, and an interest of dealing with life as an "piece of art", or an object of an analysis. An open autobiography that emerges from the main questioning: Why not use my own life, thoughts, (dis)beliefs and body as and object of investigation? Why not use myself as a project, process, and final product?

The need to use myself as creator and creature, observing the city as a field of artistic investigation and new sensorial possibilities, revealing other ways to analyse and study the urban space through experiences and perspectives. Discovering new ways of designing and understanding the city as a field of investigation with countless possibilities. 

This project intends to be the debut of more work - that may extend through all my life - and is already becoming an source of inspiration to many other projects to come. Accepting myself as a researcher, and, why not, also the research.
Banheiro Público | Públic restroom
Parede | Wall Street
Parada de Ônibus | Bus stop
Poste | Street Light


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Credits
Photography: Paulo Fidelis and Renê Porfírio
Design: Paulo Fidelis



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