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Future Fossil: Workshop with Something & Son and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

Create a terrarium of the future using living and man-made materials with art and architecture collective Something & Son and material teller, Yesenia Thibault-Picazo.

What to expect

We know that humans have profoundly changed the world we inhabit, shaping nature to suit our needs. How can design enable us to live in harmony with nature and to create an environment where the natural and man-made have merged?

This workshop invites you to create your own terrarium of the future: a micro-ecosystem inspired by the past and future of London. Over the course of the day you will explore the surroundings of the Design Museum, observing the richness of nature in the urban environment and collect materials, native plants and narratives. You will also manufacture a miniature architectural model, made of an imaginary future rock of London, and be introduced to new recycled materials and casting processes.

Drawing on current research and live projects by Something & Son and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, this workshop will inspire you to imagine new relationships with nature and the city for a sustainable ecological future.

DIY Geomimicry-workshop by Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Sommerset House, July 2017 | DIY Geomimicry-workshop by Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Sommerset House July 2017 | Making anthropogenic rocks

DIY Geomimicry-workshop by Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Sommerset House July 2017 | Brick breaking

Mobile Greenhouse, wardian case

DIY Geomimicry-workshop by Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Sommerset House July 2017 | Colourful specimen in progress

Car fossil, Part of the Cabinet of Anthropogenic Specimens ®Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

Bones sediment, part of the Anthropogenic Specimens Cabinet ®Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

Detail of the Rhine River Sediment, aluminium rock part of the Karlsruhe's Cabinet of Future Geology ®Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

Chiselled Human Fossil, City Center Sedimen, part of the Karlsruhe's Cabinet of Future Geology -®Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

DIY Geomimicry-workshop by Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Sommerset House, July-2017 | Specimen in Progress

Mediterranean Plastic Sediment ®Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

Making of the KATRIN Sediment ®Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

Making City Crystal ®Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

People’s Brick Company, Something & Son

People’s Brick Company, Something & Son

People’s Brick Company, Something & Son

People’s Brick Company, Something & Son

Fossil, Something & Son

Fossil, Something & Son

Fossil, Something & Son

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Booking information

Adult: £90
Student/concession: £75
Members: £75

Speakers

Something & Son

Something & Son is a collaborative and activist led collective working across art, design and architecture creating diverse work that is socially and environmentally driven. Their work tours galleries and art festivals, though the majority of work engages in real-life public projects in abandoned buildings or on the street.

Yesenia Thibault-Picazo

Yesenia Thibault-Picazo defines herself as a ‘Material Teller’. Her practice sits at the junction between craft practices and environmental concerns. Thibault-Picazo suggests what mined materials might be used by our descendants, in the far future.