Designing for Next Nature: selected proposals
April 16th 2008

designing for next nature
Some months ago we sent out a call for proposals asking for visions, statements & ideas on we how we can design, build and live in next nature. We received an overwhelming amount of proposals and thank all submitters for their creativity and effort. The jury selected six proposals for presentation at the upcoming powershow in LA.

And the selected proposals are...

Extreme Green Guerillia’s - Michiko Nitta, Royal College of Art, London
Tentative Architecture - Xárene Eskandar - UCLA
Genetic Trace - Susana Soares, Syracuse University New York
Magical Interaction - Joris van Gelder, Eindhoven University of Technology
New Shoes - Judith de Leeuw - Sandberg Institute Amsterdam
VacilLogix: Slightly Sociopathic Software - Casey Alt, UCLA

The jury consisted of: Kali Nikitas (OTIS), Lev Manovich (UCSD), Louise Sandhous (CalArts), Tim Durfee (Sci-arc), Adam Eeuwens, Rebecca Mendez (UCLA), Henri Lucas (UCLA), Nik Hafermaas (Art Center), Philip van Allen (Art Center), Anne Burdick (Art Center), Peter Lunenfeld (Art Center).

Designing for next nature: jury

Designing for next nature: jury

We thank the jury for their work and congratulate the selected submitters!

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Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.

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