AA Inter 3

Friday 20/01 by tutor
January 19, 2017, 8:59 pm
Filed under: 2016-17

Tomorrow is shaping up to be an exciting day.

We will start the day with ex-Inter 3 Maya Portfolio at 9:30 sharp. Please do not be late!

Later we will talk about the project developments and then collect the book of lands. 

We look forward to see you all tomorrow. Be on time for Maya!!!

Class Tuesday 17/01/17 by tutor
January 16, 2017, 8:53 pm
Filed under: 2016-17

Tomorrow’s class will start at 10:00am sharp at the unit space, please bring your work printed and ready to discuss. Students that missed last class please bring also the 400 words text and 10 A4 photographs (in addition).

Look forward to see you all!

Friday 13th Class by tutor
January 12, 2017, 12:19 pm
Filed under: 2016-17


Image: Bali, Indonesia

Welcome back to School!

We hope you all are well and pump up about the next term after a inspiring trip in Indonesia. For tomorrow class please bring:

  • 10 fotos printed in A4 (one photo per A4), this is a selection of photos that show your key interests in the trip. Make a selection base on your interests.
  • 400 words text writing your summery of the UNIT trip based on your own interests and what you think you want to take forward (investigate further from subject, to site, 0r material, culture, technic). Use 5 key words and add title too. Write your name and bring it printed. What is not only interesting but relevant to your project?

The class will start at 10:30am sharp. Look forward to see you all in the Unit space!

Thursday 15th Crit Inter 3 by tutor
December 14, 2016, 9:15 pm
Filed under: 2016-17

Final crit is upon us! 

Let’s all meet up tomorrow Thursday the 15th at the unit space at 9:00am. We have a lot of work to do in order to organise the unit space (through rubbish away, tide it up, arrange model table, presentation table, TVs/test, clean space, move partition walls). So we so need everyone to make it happen. We count with you.

Specifically tomorrow will be table crit where we discuss your work showing your video/model, but also your terms work. A few points:

-Please make sure you are able to articulate what you are interested. Have text that help you structure your term 01 and your interest (please do not read the text on presentation, just a tool)

– organise and arrange your work so there is a progression on the presentation based on your key questioning. 

– How would you start your presentation? Do not take that for granted. State clearly what you are studying. Short and personal and progress from there. 

– if you start with the video or not, make sure you have stills of it printed and also the model there to show.

– have your work arranged in sequence in sheets to enable a clear reading (similar size paper, etc). Bring composition, glossary, Indonesia research. Do not only show it, but present it. 

– tomorrow you will show a draft of the video and its final submission will be in January. So there is room for progress and improvement. State what you want to improve and how you want to use the unit trip to collect footage or interviews for example. Or improve your tecnical skills.

– finish your presentation with a point about how you want to progress your work on the break and how you want to research Indonesia in 2 weeks. Any specific site of interest? People, places, food, elements to collect? 

– sleep and rest, there is nothing worst than work hard and feeling frustrated because of lack of sleep. 

We look forward to see you all at 9:00 at the Inter 3 unit space!

Tutorial Tuesday 13/12 by tutor
December 12, 2016, 8:17 pm
Filed under: 2016-17

Here is the order for tomorrow’s tutorials. Please bring your material printed and ready to discuss, bring also your film drafts too and model development. 

Remember the crit will be a table crit, so the order of your documents and how you explain your ideas is fundamental to be understood. On Thursday crit as the last crit of the year we expect you to articulate your interest of the term and be able to show areas on interest in Indonesia based on the brief. Make sure your sheets are properly printed and you have your references and personal work in the correct sequencing. We can talk More about it tomorrow.

The order:

10:00 Elizabeth, Andy, Shaeron

11:15 Eric, Ran, Jay, Leo

13:30 Christopher, Jun Ho, Qiuyu

14:45 Hunter, Daria, Moad

Letter: A logged forest in Borneo is better than none at all by tutor
December 12, 2016, 11:56 am
Filed under: 2016-17

I found this article/letter response while researching Borneo forest. More to come in order to prepare us to understand and consider land/enviroment issues from many perspectives. Agree/disagree? Why?

Reading below:

SIR — We welcome your encouragement for integrating conservation with other land use in Borneo (“Timber and tapirs” Nature 446, 583–584; 2007). However, your picture of rampant logging and forest destruction in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) requires modification. Many Indonesian timber companies now contribute to conservation. About 10% of Borneo is under strict protection. If no more than this forest is maintained, habitat loss and fragmentation will have a severe impact on many rare and wide-ranging species such as the Bornean clouded leopard Neofelis diardi, or the endangered Storm’s stork Ciconia stormi. Maintenance of any additional forest offers numerous potential conservation benefits. With half of Borneo’s remaining forests, about 200,000 square kilometres, under active forestry concessions, these areas are of key conservation importance. For example, we estimate that 75% of the Bornean orangutans Pongo pygmaeus live in forest concessions. Given political realities, extensive forest areas will endure only if they yield economic benefits. Production forestry in Borneo’s rain forests is selective: only a few trees are removed from each hectare, and what remains is still forest. We recently reviewed how such practices affect Borneo’s wildlife (E. Meijaard et al. Life after Logging CIFOR, 2005). We found that, for forest fauna, logged forest is considerably better than no forest. Strict protection status currently makes little difference to forest loss in Kalimantan (L. M. Curran et al. Science 303, 1000–1003; 2004). This reflects the challenge of patrolling and managing extensive areas with limited resources. In contrast, many timber companies have the capacity to manage and protect large areas of forest — and it makes good business sense to do so. Timber companies wish to access the burgeoning ‘green market’ in certified timber. Four Indonesian natural forest concessions have already achieved internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council standards, and more are trying to do so. This demonstrates a commitment to conservation-friendly management. Our monitoring of one of these concessions implies forest losses below 0.1% per year, compared with the Kalimantan average of 2% (D. O. Fuller et al. Conserv. Biol. 18, 249–254; 2004). We urge wider recognition and support for such conservation hopes. Without this support, forests will continue to disappear. Erik Meijaard*, Douglas Sheil† *The Nature Conservancy, Indonesia Forest Program, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia †Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

Friday Tutorial 09/12 by tutor
December 8, 2016, 7:59 pm
Filed under: 2016-17

Here is the order for tomorrow’s tutorials. Please bring your material printed and ready to discuss, bring also your film drafts too and model development.
10:00 Elizabeth, Ran, Qiuyu
11:15 Hunter, Jun Ho, Jay, Shaeron

13:30 Christopher, Andy, Leo

14:45 Eric, Daria, Moad