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Critical Discourse Presentation

http://data.footprintnetwork.org/#/ An ecological deficit occurs when the Ecological Footprint of a population exceeds the bio capacity of the area available to that population. A national ecological deficit means that the nation is importing bio capacity through trade, liquidating national ecological assets or emitting carbon dioxide waste into the atmosphere. An ecological reserve exists when the …

Discourse Presentation and Consultation

I was initially looking at only human perception of reality. The I wondered how do we know something is real. How do we judge reality? I realised we always judge reality and artificiality based on what is natural. It is always a comparative scale that is slowly graduated, and not a definite line, or an …

Gardening will save the world

This is a design by Tom Dixon and Ikea on the garden of the future. They are two contrasting levels exploring the super natural and super technological methods of growing in the future. The lab explores nature as a source of food and nutrition while the garden explores nature as a source of experience and …

Urban Bio Tree – Bioficial

This tree is an example of how technology and nature are overlapping in our world merging lines between the artificial and natural. Though the developers mention that this is a supplement to normal trees, we can look at automation as an example that has slowly encroached upon human labour. Automation was also introduced to supplement …

Critical Discourse in Design with Harah : Aesthetics and Affordances

Lect 3Aesthetics and affordances Harah’s comment ——— Show where the switch from action research to speculative design happened in my research. Kenya Hara framework – What would people unlearn without the natural environment? What is the ecology of space/value/nature? —————- Ontology – classification, natural order of thingsEpistemology – the science of knowing, why does a …

Reading Discourse in Design

Krippendorf brings across many types of discourses like physics, medicine and maths. However , I think those are intrinsically different from design. These disciplines are all fact based on universal truths and natural phenomenons. 1+1 = 2, and that objects fall down are undeniable as human ailments. Design deals with less tangible ideas and less …