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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

21.-24.01.2020 Partnering with Nature, World Economic Forum 50th Annual Meeting, Davos-Klosters (CH)

Impressions from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 20 January. Copyright by World Economic Forum/Faruk Pinjo

 

Drawing from the ‘Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial’ exhibition originally organized by Cooper Hewitt and Cube design museum, this adaptation is a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the World Economic Forum (WEF). This is the fourth year that the Smithsonian and the WEF have collaborated on bringing an exhibition to the Annual Meeting in Davos. Installed in the Congress Centre, the exhibition will be offered alongside panels, workshops, and other sessions organized by the WEF that address the ecological crisis and the Forum’s major focus on sustainability.

 

The Department of Seaweed Prototyping Workshop is one of four installations that will encourage participants to play with natural elements, learn about the symbiotic relationships in nature, and be inspired to imagine a more cohesive approach to working with nature.

 

About the Department of Seaweed Prototyping Workshop at #wef20

 

Founded by Julia Lohmann in 2013, the Department of Seaweed brings together experts in design, science and craft to experiment with the fabrication processes and material properties of seaweed and explore possible applications of this plentiful and renewable resource. For the installation at Davos, Lohmann has created a seaweed structure, Hidaka-Ohmu, and has available living seaweed and a display of hanging, dried seaweed to show the materials used in the craft process. Participants can work with seaweed in a workshop with Lohmann’s team.

 

Photo: World Economic Forum

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Critical Tide at Designmuseo Helsinki, 6 September – 27 October 2019

We’re very happy to announce that the Design Club selected Pirjo Haikola, Gillian Russell, Gero Grundmann and myself to realise our exhibition on critical design and the future of the oceans. It coincides with Helsinki Design Week, 5-15 September 2019. http://www.designmuseum.fi/en/exhibitions/design-club-open-call-2-critical-design/

 

On Display Magazine 2016, image by Noortje Knulst

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

A day on the piste near Dettifoss

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Magnificent Dettifoss

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

On tour around Myvatn

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Tangible Nothingness

It is difficult to express or photograph the nothingness that surrounds us as we drive through the country. The absence of anything giving us a sense of scale of the landscape is stunning just as the infinite details we see for miles, in the soil and rocks, the colours of the plants, the changes in light, wind and water.

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Champignon feasts in Siglufjordur

This is the mushroom haul from our last excursion. We were pretty sure they were edible but couldn’t ask anyone to double-check because there is no Icelandic tradition of gathering mushrooms. Gero and I researched online and he sampled a little bite – and I am pleased to say is still alive and well.

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We used the mushrooms for a range of dishes, among them the legendary Champignon Schnitzel.

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The Herhusid residency centre team watched us closely for a few days before plucking up the courage to tuck in as well.

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