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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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