Find a Fact & Act

 

 

Design & Social Context project
• for 3rd semester and up, also for MA anpassungstudium
• start: 3.11.2020
• präsentation incl film: 23.02.2021

On-  and offline supervision:
• Prof Ineke Hans
• KM Maciej Chmara
• LB Ottonie von Roeder

Cooperationspartners:
• Dr. Marie Lena Heidingsfelder (Fraunhofer CeRRI)
• Naho Iguchi (NionBerlin)
• Anouk Haller
(Nionhaus)

FIND a FACT & ACT: water & weather, flora & founa

The Anthropocene is a proposed geological era dating from the start of significant human impact on earth’s geology and ecosystems including climate change.
Man decides how rivers flow, where agricultural crops grow, and what „untouched nature“ can remain. Fossilized plant remains that have been stored in the soil for millions of years are excavated and burned en masse.

We mix up nature: Farmland is sprayed with pesticides and bees find a better refuge in the city where flowers thrive without it. In cities surfaces have been paved and sealed, so that rainwater no longer finds its way to the flora and founa that depends on it.

How can we mix with our environment in such a way that it helps nature instead of hurting it?
We focus on Berlin: the city, the roofs, the yards, the streets etc. and how natural elements such as water & weather impact our society and flora & fauna.
What are facts there? To find them we will visit exhibitions and have introductions by a number of researchers and practitioners,eg. from Fraunhofer Institute and Nionhaus Berlin. Next to it the project will be supported with online talks from designers and filmers.
What can be improved through design and how do you check that your act has the right impact? We will look into that with: Find a Fact & Act.
For your presentation a design with a short film is expected.

UPDATES (and a random reading list) IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS
for now: a trailer / a documentary   and in the meantime you can work for yourself on a water competition (deadline 15 nov.)

Find a Fact and Act: wasser & wetter, flora & founa

Das Anthropozän ist eine vorgeschlagene geologische Epoche,die beginnt, sobald der Mensch zum wichtigsten Einflussfaktor auf die Geologie und die Ökosysteme der Erde wird und auch den Klimawandel hervorruft.
Der Mensch entscheidet, wie Flüsse fließen, wo landwirtschaftliche Nutzpflanzen wachsen und welche „unberührte Natur“ übrig bleiben darf. Versteinerte Pflanzenreste, die seit Millionen von Jahren im Boden gelagert werden, werden ausgegraben und massenhaft verbrannt.

Wir vermischen die Natur: Ackerland wird mit Pestiziden besprüht und Bienen finden eine bessere Zuflucht in der Stadt, in der Blumen ohne Pestizide gedeihen. In Städten werden Oberflächen gepflastert und versiegelt, so dass Regenwasser nicht mehr zurdavon abhängige Flora und Founa gelangt.

Wie können wir so mit unserer Umgebung umgehen, dass es Natur stützt, anstatt zu schmerzen?
Wir konzentrieren uns auf Berlin: die Stadt, die Dächer, die Höfe, die Straßen usw. und wie natürliche Elemente wie Wasser & Wetter unsere Gesellschaft sowie Flora & Fauna beeinflussen.
Was sind da die Fakten? Um die zu finden, werden wir Ausstellungen besuchen und einführungen bekommen von eine Reihe von Forschern und Praktikern, z.B. vomFraunhofer Institut und Nionhaus Berlin. Daneben wird das Projekt mit Online-Gesprächen von Designern und Filmemachern unterstützt.
Was kann durch Design verbessert werden und wie überprüfst du, ob deine Aktion den richtigen Impakt hat? Wir werden das untersuchen mit: Find a Fact & Act.
Für deinePräsentation wird ein Design mit einem Kurzfilm erwartet.

More about the partners in this project:


 

Ottonie von Roeder (MA Social Design Design Academy Eindhoven) works in the field of critical and social design, design research and design education. Trained as a designer in Switzerland, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands, she applies speculation and playfulness to understand and question existing cultural, societal and political systems and structures. To trigger a wider discourse and to communicate her concepts, she uses installations, objects, performance, video, graphics and photography as a media. In 2018 Ottonie won the Dutch Design Awards in the category Service & Systems  with Cow&Co. Ottonies work centers around topics such as the future of cities and consumption-production.
– Ottonie is involved as visiting lecturer supporting the research and conceptualizing phase of the design and filmproject.

 

Dr.Marie Lena Heidingsfelder (teamleader design-based strategies at Fraunhofer CeRRI) introduces to us: approaches and methods for interdisciplinary working between research and design.With some exciting examples of sceintificfacts applied in design she will also show how design can initiate a dialogue about bioeconomy.
–Marie can be contacted for research and strategy related questions.

 

Nionhaus (an initiative of NionBerlin) is set up as a creative community building in a former department store in Neuköln with special attention to social, flora, founa and technology. Aim is to create a sustainable interior and exterior (roof and yard) that is close to nature and in warm touch with the the surrounding landscape and neighborhood.
– We will visit Nionhausand it might be the place where we will present our outcomes.

 

Naho Iguchi (Chief Community Catalyst at Nion) as a founding member of Nion and as artist/sustainable construction technician she leads the design process at Nionhaus. This is based on biophilic principlesaiming to bring people in closer contact with nature, such as weather, water, flora, fauna, light and air.
– Naho will give an introduction into Biophilic Design and can be contacted with questions on this during our project.

 

Anouk Haller (Community Lead at Nionhaus) has a history of working with creative startups and community projects, and as such in touch with Greenbox and Infralab Berlin(a team of Berlin Infrastructure companies: BSR, BWB, Vattenfal) but also with new connections like Living Future Europe. At Nionhouse she also relates to closer connections like the neighborhood and will give a tour in the Nionhouse explaining about the plans and problems to be dealt with.
– Anouk can be contacted to get in touch with the right people from Greenbox or Infralab.