The second year of product design students are hosting the exhibition “Design for another world” at the Nordic House on the 8.th of December at 17:00 - 20:00.
At the exhibition students will premiere their short film they have made from their research during the semester. Students will also show fictional artefacts, costumes and other designs that were made for their concept.
Emergent technologies, underground subcultures and rising trends contain the potential to alternate our current ways of living and set a direction for the future. However, it is hard to understand what is at stake in such early stages of a discovery or birth of a new belief system. Many urgent questions arise in a fast changing world. For example, energy is a word we relate to electricity that we use to power heat and light. Electrical energy is obtained from mechanical energy, from rivers running turbines, it is a finite resource and should be taken with care. What if energy could be used to connect us even more to our earth, connect us to non-humans or to the dead ones?
Through research and collaboration with professionals from the scientific fields, designers can extrapolate; imagine how a future technology/belief system could be applied following this or this trend.
Students analyzed energy in Iceland through the lens of political ecology. They worked on varied and exciting themes regarding energy such as innovative building materials, invisible energy, animals, nature and climate anxiety; from which they created speculative projects for the future or alternative present. Through them, they ask: What future do we want? What future do we want and what elements are important to focus on? Students have been working on varied and exciting projects questioning new building materials, invisible energy, animals, nature and mental problems.
Light refreshments and drinks will be provided while supplies last.
We are really looking forward to it!
Elvar Þorri Örvarsson
Hekla Dís Pálsdóttir
Kristrún Hulda Sigurðardóttir
Melkorka Milla Stefánsdóttir
Þórunn Harpa Garðarsdóttir
Teacher: Elín Margot
Guest teachers: Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen and Lee Lorenzo Lynch