HOW DO WE ENTER THE SYMBIOSCENE?
The „Symbioscene“ describes an era beyond the Anthropocene in which there is a sustainable relationship between humans and nature that promotes a symbiotic mindset for the mutual benefit of all living things. The question of how we can move closer to this vision of the future will be explored through „Restorative Design,“ among other practices. This practice is about reversing the damage caused by humans and nature. This design strategy is intended to respond to a problem that is a major contributor to climate change, namely the high concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. The objective is to determine to what extent synthetic CO2 mineralization technology, together with design, can counteract this problem. The overarching question that arises is whether the combination of „Restorative Design“ and technology can be part of the solution towards the „Symbioscene“ era?
Theresa Schwaiger, MA WS2021/22,