As part of our Design Montreal Phyllis Lambert award, we spent a few weeks at Open Design City in Berlin to further investigate public participation, design and technology in urban environments. We are currently summing up the experience, so stay tuned for the details!
I just got back from London where I was with Kelsey Snook to present our work and the behind the scenes thinking that drives our projects.
Our presentation was part of the Narrative in Practice : Design Symposium – a day of presentations and discussion on the role narrative plays in our everyday practice, how we use it as a tool in our work, and the impact of stories on the experiences we create.
The talk was also a chance to revist some of our Good Participation principles.
Back in New York City to present at the Festival of Ideas for the New City organised by the New Museum.
The city was taken over by hundreds of initiatives that stimulated the creative community to imagine its future and explore ideas that will shape it. We presented as part of the ExpoTENtial project, where we are currently part of Mobicode, a research lab on mobility and the city.
The festival also showcased the first project to come out of one of ExpoTENtial ten labs: Hug Worms, an hommage to the place worms can play in waste management.
Mouna was invited to co-host Core Conversation Event entitled Design Intersection: Cultural Sustainability and Civic Engagement, with Beth Ferguson. The discussion theme focused on the designers’ role in combining cultural sustainability and civic engagement to find creative solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems.
The Radio of Songs from People’s Heads is coming to this year’s Transmediale.
The pieces is showcased as part of the Open Signs exhibition taking place from February 1st to 5th at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin.