Expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability

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Until 10.10.10 the exhibition/workshop venue Examples to follow – Expiditions in aesthetics and sustainability takes place in Wedding.



Leopold Brötzmann of the site Lilli Green (and the design shop Lilli Green, please see below) organized there a workshop about design and social aspects. In the workshop the Design Studio Rugwind described their projects like the handseeder. The handseeder is a pistol which shoots seedballs into the soil in order to allow for faster plantation. They had also a kind of study about social catalysts, i.e. design objects which further social interaction (like multigeneration playgrounds etc.). Then there was a report about an artistic project where the magazin Beton&Garten was printed by the sustainable printing workshop Oktoberdruck on old Bundeswehr maps. This turned out to be quite difficult. The talks were followed by a workshop by Christopher Doering of open design city (see below image) on how to make lamp shades from starch-plastics.

Below some pictures from the Expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability.


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The “infinity burial project” is an artistic investigation into processes which deal with the dead body, like for example by using mushrooms.

The most impressing project was though – in my view – the one by Cornelia Hesse-Honegger. Cornelia Hesse-Honegger collects since the Chernobyl disaster insects from regions which were subject to a nuclear accident and from the vicinity of nuclear power plants (see also randform blog post about nuclear energy. She documented all the disfigurations, by drawing them meticulously.

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