Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Design as Nature

"You are a living being in living worlds, what can you discover by opening up to and corresponding with those worlds?"
IF - Social Design for Sustainable Cities

Design as Nature - Workshop and Presentation at the IF conference 2020

An ecological design workshop delivered to an international and dispersed students in Warsaw as part of the IF Social Design Conference 2020 hosted by PJAIT in Warsaw. Through a range of experimental research methods (embodied exercises and experiments) student participants actively engaged with their immediate environments, urban and/or rural. These exercises were intended to decentre the human and re-centring the more-than-human increasing their ecological consciousness with a view to developing a capacity for ecoliterate design which students. The conference itself was shortlisted for a New Bauhaus Award in 2021.


image of IF conference publication standing upright on a window sill with an out of focus Warsaw city skyline in the background