Here some slides with some key points and illustrative cases based on the Design Futuring Philosophy by Tony Fry (in German). They were composed for an Intermedia Design Lecture at the Trier University of Applied Sciences.
„Lightning Bug“ is an interdisciplinary design research project, investigating the application of light in the extension of interpersonal communication. The Lighting Bug Project is a response to the observation of the ever widening gap between social space and physical place, created … continue reading ➠
Abstract.Humanity is urbanized. As of the year 2008 the majority of its population lives in towns and cities and here approximately 80% of the worlds economic production takes place. The level of urbanization is expected to … continue reading ➠
Just like biological organisms, cities follow simple physical laws in their growth. These are the findings of research conducted by theoretical physicist Geoffrey West and his team at the Santa Fé Institute. In their paper Growth, innovation, scaling, and the … continue reading ➠
Within a mere three year period, Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, transformed one of the world’s most chaotic and crime ridden cities into a model of civic-minded and sustainable urban planning. His approach was to focus on the pedestrian … continue reading ➠
The Wall Of Films is a rather amazing collection of more than 400 social change documentaries. The wall has been put together by Films For Action, an alternative, community-powered news center and learning library.
The Collective Action Toolkit (CAT) is a a free, 72-page booklet that seeks to develop a universal framework for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds to tackle big problems in their communities and emerged from Frog Design’s collaboration with Nike … continue reading ➠
The Lowline or Delancey Underground is a subterrainian park concept still far from becoming reality but highly interesting in it’s daringness. The name itself a play on the successful Highline, the Lowline differs quite drastically from the elevated park in … continue reading ➠
Aquaponics is a modern brainchild of agricultural technology. It describes the process of symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment. The concept is simple: Take hydroponics and replace the (chemical) nutrients with fish waste and the … continue reading ➠