Design for Disaster, Seismic Speculations

Disaster Manual

The six panels that make up this painting investigate depictions of everyday furniture objects in the context of seismic events. In the event of an earthquake a table undergoes an instantaneous transformation from work surface to ad-hoc shelter. This dichotomy of role and function was interrogated with the support of content borrowed from the Tokyo Bosai manual for disaster preparedness within a general context of Japan.


Paint and collage on panels

Each panel measures 210 X 300mm (1310mm in width total)