INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 2
Everything that surrounds us has been designed,
even what we consider to be ‘natural’ is heavily shaped by human influences. The consequences of industrial production have become clearer and as designers sitting at the heart of these systems, how do we design responsibly in an age of radical technological change, unpredictability, conflicting opinions and multiple methods, within a world at the limits of its resources?
This blog documents processes, workshops and events capturing how design ideas evolve over time, using iterative processes and multiple perspectives:
VIENNA BIENNALE –
Ideas for change. Installation in the MAK and in St Charles Complementary, Krankenhaus,.
LUMBRICUS CULTIVATION –
Earthworm breeding chambers for the garden: prototyping and FINAL STUDIES
study of how insect accommodation could become integrated into architectural facades.
REALITY BOX –
what kinds of devices could reveal the methods being used by advertisers to distort body image ?
HUMAN AND PLANT SYMBIOSIS –
what does the future symbiotic plant look like? what new behaviours might begin to occur?
STAIRCASE GAMES –
what kind of characters could there be? and how does their personalities and form enable them to hide in different ways?
CITIZEN SCIENCE MOBILE LABORATORY –
what kind of modularity does it need for specialist science equipment?
REALITY BOX –
how could apparatus cleverly fold away neatly into a box to be transported to different teaching environments? and opened as part of a performance?
PLANT HUMAN INTERACTION –
special effects : how to design how plants might respond to human touch or human breath?
how do they nest? What biological processes do they use? and what conditions do they need?
BODY IMAGE –
prototype studies for devices that counteract the overexposure of perfect bodies airbrushed by advertisers
MOBILE LAB –
for DIY scientists : which kinds of laboratory equipment is essential, portable and accessible?
FOOD AND MEDICINE –
ideas for new kinds of food, experiments in different ways to eat food collectively, and discussions with food experts
URBAN INSECTS –
what materials do they need to create the right conditions and habitants for them to breed?