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Industry Insights: Designing for the Planet
How can we design for the benefit of the ecological systems, non-human animals and the environment?
Explore how designers and architects are shifting away from a human-centred approach in this talk for university students and early-career practitioners. From using speculative design to imagine re-wilded planets, to furniture created in collaboration with insects, this event focuses on how designers are finding new ways to promote ecological justice and support the non-human life that inhabits the planet with us.
Over the course of the session there will be interactive talks from a range of practitioners across art, design and anthropology. They will share their insights and recent projects, with practical tools and considerations for designing with and for the non-human.
Dr. Daisy Ginsberg, Thomas Thwaites, Marlene Huissoud, Dr. Pauline von Hellermann and Lucia Pietroiusti.
Participants also gain complimentary access to the Design Museum’s current exhibition Moving to Mars during the day.
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Industry Insights is a talks series for university students which encourages knowledge sharing and networking.
Student or Young Person (18-25): £5
Marlène Huissoud is an experimental designer. In 2014, she graduated from a MA Material Futures at Central Saint Martins’ where she developed the project From Insects: an exploration of insect materials from the common honeybee and the Indian silkworm. Her work questions our way of making by challenging the properties of natural resources.
Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist examining human relationships with nature and technology. Her work explores artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, colonisation, conservation, and evolution. A resident at Somerset House Studios, recent projects include a simulation of wilding the planet Mars, and resurrecting the smell of flowers made extinct by humans.
Dr Pauline von Hellermann is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths University London. She has written about political ecology, forest governance and landscape change in Nigeria and Tanzania and currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2018-21) with the project Red Gold: A Global Environmental Anthropology of Palm Oil.
Lucia Pietroiusti is Curator of General Ecology at Serpentine Galleries, and the curator of Sun & Sea (Marina), the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Projects include The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (with Filipa Ramos) and Back to Earth – Serpentine’s 50th anniversary programme for 2020.
Background image: The Grave - Please Stand By - Valentin Russo