Ideas Boom

Year

2021

Materials

Recycled post-it-notes

Installation

The artwork is hung on a wall by D-rings.

Questions

How can you tell if a company has an innovative workplace culture?

What is and isn't considered innovative work?

What are the characteristics of an innovative company?

Can you identify important work tasks that are not considered innovative?

Description

Nine pieces of colourful paper hang behind glass. Each piece is made from discarded post-it-notes recovered from real corporate brainstorms, social contracts and kanban boards. Each piece of paper is slightly more pulped than the one that precedes it, with the last one so thin that it shows signs of cracks. The post-it has been chosen because it has become synonymous with corporate innovation, so much so that it is now ubiquitous in office settings. This artwork is a visual representation of how innovation practices have become deeply ingrained in day-to-day office life. The pieces of paper capture buzzwords and phrases like "have fun", "customer", "AR" and "optimal", reflecting the jargon that now commonly describes corporate careers.

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