Museum of Georgian Script

Teona Kokhodze

Teona Kokhodze's MUSEUM OF GEORGIAN SCRIPT is a fictional institution of living thoughts. The multi-functional building illustrates and documents the story of Georgian writing development from its beginnings to the present. As such it acquires, conserves, researches, communicates, and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity. The museum combines historical and educational artifacts, currently preserved in several different national institutions. The collection is accessible to the public and provides visitors with an accurate and complete retrospective of Georgian script.

The architecture and the brand identity concept are inspired by a circle, semi-circle, and straight lines of Georgian oldest stages of writing development—Aasomtavruli letters.

The study of the Georgian Asomtavruli alphabet and its visual translation carries an educational idea that aims to increase awareness of this topic among Georgian and foreign audiences.

Teona Kokhodze

From an early age, I began to develop a strong interest in art-making and performance. After graduating from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, I continued my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In a constant research process, from 2010, I had two solo and multiple group exhibitions not only in Europe but also in the United States. In 2018, I was accepted in communication design at BTK - College of Design.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Based on the current situation, it is formidable to say tomorrow. But I would like to see myself in an educational field, mainly sharing with others the knowledge and expertise I gained in past years.

What is a good design for you?

A good design is simple but achieving simplicity is complex. Good design means always questioning assumptions and being able to justify the presence of every tiny element.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Combining work and study hours was the major challenge during the study.

Who or what inspires you?

If an individual has the ability to think, he/she sees inspiration in everything.

How do you approach a new project?

The first and most important step is good time management. Next, research, I try to become an expert in what I do. If it is a group project, open and constant communication with co-workers is essential during the working process.

I try to see each project, whether work or personal, as an opportunity to broaden my creative and professional skills for the future.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Ask questions, think critically, learn how to listen, try all the techniques you can, and use your own vision.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I gained more assertive discipline and self-confidence within the knowledge I received. Moreover, experimental approaches to the school or self-initiative projects opened my mind to the world.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

Shortly - Curiosity. Discovering Wolfgang Weingart, Karel Martens, Max Bill, Emil Ruder was a life-changing exploration, the whole new world appeared in front of me and I immediately wanted to dive in.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

Digital lectures, probably.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

Family, a close circle of friends, and a good wine.

Say hi!

4 comments in total

Nick 2022-01-29 20:25:41

Admire the work and the effort that is put to the project. Love the idea of a museum and the innovative way of revisiting ancient ideas. The artist seems very imaginative and creative, I would also see their work on OpenSea and other interesting platforms. Virtual reality, metaverse and other modes of digital media would be interesting with Teona's perspective.

Bela 2022-01-29 19:54:21

Such a great job, proud of you!

Ruska 2022-01-29 19:40:18

Mesmerizing project! You did a great job and much more is yet to come!

Sue 2022-01-29 00:31:20

Congrats! A very well thought work!

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