Welcome to New Intimacity
During a recent module, we dealt with the topic of New Intimacy. With input from practising trend researchers, we developed a collection of phenomena and artefacts around the topic of intimacy and its future. Subsequently, we created a trend map in the form of a colourful city map.
GrowPak – A step towards closing the loop
A project that explores the future possibilities of biologically growing bacterial cellulose from organic food waste and surplus goods to create a sustainable and biodegradable alternative to the current single-use plastic packaging.
Seaweed as a sustainable source of bioplastics
An investigation of agar and its potential usefulness as one of the alternatives to synthetic plastics. "Seaweed as a sustainable source of bioplastics" is an on-going material research project through an experimental and hands-on approach.
Menstrual underwear made from up-cycled coconuts
A research-based, conceptual project that explores the possibility of creating multifunctional menstrual underwear from tropical coconut biomass.
Nostalgia in Design
An in-depth research on nostalgia and its impact on brand communication, advertising strategy and product promotion.
Wild Cards and Black Swans*
What could be the most unexpected and absurd events up to 2050 that would make all of our current future predictions totally obsolete? – A speculative thought experiment born out of curiosity about the future.