NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Tristen Trivett is addicted to design in all forms. Trivett constantly seeks to find the art in everyday life and to challenge the traditionalist mindset. They aim to create shocking works which haunt the consumer into reflection and transformation. As a firm advocate for abolitionist and radical politics, Trivett aims to incite class consciousness through the use and study of art and design. Trivett pursues and explores exhibition work, publications, printmaking, photography, philosophy, and nature. An ultimate goal of Trivett’s is to change how the world defines value. What beliefs are in place when we make decisions regarding what is good or bad for our future? How do modern commodities continue to use older systems of exploitation to remain intact? Whose voices go unheard? How do we dissolve the leeches of the past to ensure a sustainable, free world hereafter? Through systemic rebuilding, we can use contemporary knowledge and design thinking to create a society liberated from currency and obsessive privatization; a new world no longer dragging its feet in the repetitive horrors of the status quo.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
My ideal project would serve community and grassroots activists in a way which captures international attention and protests environmental destruction and disgusting inequality. As the museum invigorates and changes the soul, my project would take over an entire popular establishment and promote controversial emerging artists.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’m currently chipping away at Kahlil Gibran’s Collected Works and The Mystery of Consciousness by John Searle. The former is beautiful, romantic writing while the latter reminds me we ultimately have no idea what any of us are doing on a floating space rock.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
Barbara Kruger is the designer who first got me interested in the power of type and graphic design. I am inspired by her use of images and her way with words which deeply move and confront the reader with serious questions.