An Ambitious Project Collapsing
“an ambitious project collapsing” is only collapsing in the sense of giving way to more—more acute perception, more appreciation, and more sentient. Formed in January 2009, “an ambitious project collapsing” is a blog curated by designer Andrew Post. Post’s blog links visualization and abstract concepts that initially appear to be exclusive from one another. The project’s major concepts and ideas include design theory, textile manipulations, folk traditions, typography, and children’s art.
The highly curated material ranges from scanned readings to digital archives. “an ambitious project collapsing” includes various materials such as a collection of teaching slides from USC’s architecture school and photographs of environmental sculptures, in particular Jeffrey Shaw’s Aqua Airground. One can find themselves easily meta-lost in Post’s posts, both in the curated sets he displays and the links and context he provides for each image. Post’s ambitiousness is lauded here in striving to create an interdisciplinary, archival platform that is easily accessible and pleasing to the eye.