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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Hanaholmen Culture Centre: Sjö i nöd – Meri hädässä – Sea in Distress Webinar 27.3.2020

‘Designing Beyond Ourselves’ webinar,
part of the online event ‘Sjö i nöd – Meri hädässä – Sea in Distress’
organised by the Hanaholmen Culture Centre
27.3.2020, 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT+2)

 

About the webinar:
Julia Lohmann is Professor of Practice in Contemporary Design at Aalto University and founder of the Department of Seaweed. She will introduce her work in design, education and research and show how it connects science, nature and culture at different scales from molecules to ecosystems. Lohmann will discuss the importance of an empathic, collaborative and more-than-human mindset in addressing the challenges of a world in climate crisis, in particular those relating to the sea.

Find out more here.

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Video Contribution to Fashion Innovation Talk and Exhibition in Miami

The fashion designers Annette and Daniela Felder of Felder&Felder invited me to contribute to an exhibiton and panel discussion coinciding with DesignMiami/ in December 2018. I really wanted to participate and contribute to the discussion on sustainability in fashion and material innovation. However, felt terrible about the three tons of carbon emissions my flight would have produced, so I made this video instead and just sent my garments made from seaweed over by themselves.

 

Please consider whether it is really necessary to fly or whether there are alternative ways to get your voice heard.

Credits: Icelandic footage: Karna Sigurdottir and Sebastian Ziegler, NZ ocean footage: Jon Lister Video + Finland footage: Lucas Millheim and Julia Lohmann

Thank you, Lucas, for all of your help with filming and editing the video.

 

Friday, June 29th, 2018

PhD Celebrations at the V&A

We are celebrating the completion of my PhD in Innovation Design Engineering at the RCA. The PhD was funded by the AHRC as a collaborative doctoral award between the Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

You can download the thesis ‘The Department of Seaweed: co-speculative design in a museum residency’ at this address: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/3704/

 

Friday, November 28th, 2014

‘Design from Nowhere’ wins first Icelandic Design Award

Design from Nowhere won the first Icelandic Design Award, yay!

The project was curated by Pete Collard and Karna Sigurðardóttir. Designers Gero Grundmann, Max Lamb, Thorunn Arnadottir and myself collaborated with craftsmen in Eastern Iceland. The results were exhibited during Design March at Spark Gallery in Reykjavik. Underneath you can see some impressions of our fantastic time in Iceland. Congratulations everyone!

 

Karna and Thorunn receiving the prize

Karna and Thorunn receiving the prize

 

Designs from Nowhere display at Spark Gallery, Reykjavik

Designs from Nowhere display at Spark Gallery, Reykjavik

 

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Collecting kelp on the shore

 

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Seaweed lamp

 

Antler Trains by Gero Grundmann

Antler Trains by Gero Grundmann

 

Antler trains and wooden houses by Gero Grundmann

Antler trains and wooden houses by Gero Grundmann

 

 Pete Collard as wanderer above the sea of fog

Pete Collard as wanderer above the sea of fog

Geometrical figure in kelp

Kelp Geometries

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Icelandic Seaweed

Icelandic Seaweed

 

Polar Bear by Gero Grundmann

Polar Bear made from sheep bone by Gero Grundmann

 

Seaweed vessels

Seaweed vessels

 

A micro volcano on seaweed

A micro volcano on seaweed

 

Stone Cubes by Max Lamb

Stone Cubes by Max Lamb

 

Skipping Ropes and bag by Thorunn Arnadottir

Skipping Ropes and bag by Thorunn Arnadottir

 

Micro-Ocean

Micro-Ocean

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Public Engagement at the Department of Seaweed

Public Engagement is an important benchmark for National Museums in Britain. Our team at the Department of Seaweed also takes public engagement seriously, so as part of our strategy we are now engaging with the public outside of the museum’s boundaries on a daily basis.

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