Elena Lašaitė

The interaction of face and cultural environment – the designer’s perspective

Assoc. prof. Mantas Lesauskas

The formation of the immediate environment along with the material environment has been partly driven by our fear or desire to feel safe. It is our physical, material environment around us that helps to actively and passively preserve our identity. Our bodies are the direct bearers of our identity. The identity addressed in the research interacts with the physical protection of one’s data and the neurotic desire of an individual to preserve the identity, even though there is no real threat to it. Today our face has more authority then even before. By protecting the face, we are protecting the identity. Objects of design substantiate the conclusion of the research work that we are a society of faces, yet my own face has become the principal axis of creation.