Topic: Collaboration – general research into collaborations effect on design and look at notable collaborations.
Collaboration is one of the human capabilities come from evolution, it makes us put aside our personal interest and combining our efforts towards a common goal, that no one could complete independently. As the meaning of collaboration for designers, collaboration provides a creative progress through the shared brainpower and the experiences of clients and audiences.
Six key elements of collaboration: motivation, communication, diversity, sharing, support and problem solving.
Collaborative methods of practice are increasingly adoptive in contemporary art. Such works prioritize process over object production and technical proficiency, as well as social engagement.
Art and fashion are inextricable. Fine artists and fashion designers have been collaborating for decades, and it is also a popular trend at the moment. But there is an argument that most artist and designer partnerships are exclusive to a very small percentage of the general public due to price and aesthetics.
Collaboration between mass retailers and artists serves both parties very well. It can be seen as a marketing method to elevate the brand, and it also provides a more simple opportunity for the public to access the arts then generate an “art for everyone” air.
Discussion: Collaboration is closely linked with people’s life and work, as it is an ability gained from a very long evolutionary process. At the same time, collaborative practice can be seen as a widespread phenomenon in contemporary art and design field, especially the partnership between artist and designer. However, there is a question pointed out that how many people can afford those artists collaborations. Collaboration literally means to work together; such work comes through extensive communication, which is actually the collection of everyone’s wisdom, just like when every body adds fuel, the flames rise high.
Examples: Collaboration between Uniqlo and New York's Museum of Modern Art