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Ramona Meng Xi is a first-year who has not yet declared a major. Ramona can be reached at [email protected]


‘Critical Printing’: The power of simplicity

The word “printing” carries a sense of monotony and is, in general, rather self-explanatory. People can be fooled by its seeming banality because the frequent appearance of the word “print” in our lives (especially as students) conditions us with the association of repetition and replication — which is true, since the process of printing consists […]


‘Kogei-Kyoto at Society of Arts + Crafts’ walks us through nature

“In a world of sameness, craft illuminates difference.” Words like “hand-made,” “unique” and “unpretentious” illuminate the spirit of “Kogei,” a Japanese term that does not have a clear-cut meaning but embodies the long-rooted culture of craftsmanship. In contrast of Kogei, “Kogyo” has a strict definition of industry, representing artificiality, repetition and mass production. The vaguely defined word Kogei indeed […]


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