Avsar Gurpinar

I live, teach and design in the UK. I am a lecturer in Loughborough University, School of Design and Creative Arts. I am a co-founder of Ambiguous Standards Institute. I am a member of Design Research Society, a reviever for The Design Journal, an occasional critic for DAMN and Monu magazines and autodidactic tennis player.

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Object International


Edition 1 —
2018
  1. Ursula K Le Guin
  2. Walter Pater
  3. Thomas Kuhn
  4. Loren Eiseley
  5. Italo Calvino
  6. Giordano Bruno
  7. John Ashbery
  8. Philip Ball
  9. Trumbull Stickney
  10. G.W.F. Hegel


Edition 2 —
2017
  1. Douglas Adams
  2. Terence McKenna
  3. P.B. Shelley
  4. Bruno Schulz
  5. Nicola Tesla
  6. Olaf Stapledon
  7. G.M. Hopkins
  8. Buckminster Fuller
  9. James Joyce
  10. Richard Feynman


Object Int’l —
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  1. A rock is a perfect metaphor, an allegory in volume. When placed its sculptural limits beget a kind of artistic proposition — and when considered with reduced anthropomorphism and ungeologically — produce a ready-made analog to the causation and bounds of our attempts at the understanding of all things.

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