CIRCULAR GEOLOGY

Speculative design project


Are we part of nature?

This speculative design project is about the human impact on earth.

In an imagined future, novel rocks – originating from human activity – will be mined. Three material samples foster speculation about potential future substances: Are they “natural” or “artificial” materials?

In a number of experiments I generated rock strata out of the most distinctive artificial materials of our time: plastics, aluminium and concrete. The resulting artificial rock samples represent the geological formation process of metamorphic, magmatic and sedimentary rocks.

Over the course of one semester, 14 students and I explored the ways in which we interact with nature in our daily lives. Our ideas were presented at our university's annual exhibition.

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Participating students: Maria Bermudez, Fynn Eckstein, Katharina Elleke, Sophie Engert, Manuel Erhard, Fabian Essigkrug, Christopher Gros, Jessica Guy, Julien Hoffmann, Yasin Ittlinger, Regina Schröter, Emily Strowitzki, Tobias Trübenbacher, Philip Junk and me ​
Professor: Ralph Ammer ​
Supported by: SPACE10

ARTIFICIAL HAND AXE - A METAMORPHIC ROCK
A SEDIMENTARY ROCK
MAGMATIC ROCKS
THE EXHIBITION