R&C: Research and Curation

Editorial Design, Bookbinding


This book was created as a investigation process towards our MFA thesis project at the Boston University. We were asked to take a retrospective look at the projects we each have done in the recent past, determine some recurring themes in our work, and build a set of vocabulary for our thesis investigation.

While developing content for this book, I found the process of research and curation to be in the center of my work. Most of my projects start with extensive research, and involve collecting information and content from various sources, and the research and curation process are then reflected in both the content and the form of my work.

The list of vocabulary is applied to the front and back cover, as well as to the inside of each fold, because they describe my process and approaches as a whole, and are always present one way or another. The book was hand-bound, in the Asian stab binding style, which also serves as an indication of my cultural origin.