Congratulations to Studio Lapatsch|Unger and Johanna Schmeer! The artist collective will take up the Starts Repairing the Present residency "Flow of Berlin“.
How can we create more awareness around water and its regional origins?
The project "Bodies of Water“ is an experience-based participatory artwork where an archive of water samples and data from Berlin-Brandenburg’s water bodies will be combined into a multisensory installation. Through listening, tasting, sensing and perceiving we gain a valuable understanding that enables us to transpose temporarily into the local aquatic environment. Through a process of participatory workshops, Studio Lapatsch|Unger and Johanna Schmeer will explore ways to translate scientific knowledge and data of the local water ecologies into a multi-sensually perceptible experience.
Anja Lapatsch and Annika Unger are Studio Lapatsch|Unger, a design duo based in Berlin. Their research-based work explores material cultures and cultural phenomena revealing layers of knowledge between the past, the present and the future resulting in envisions of future scenarios. Both are teaching as Artistic Associates at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK).
Johanna Schmeer is a designer and interdisciplinary researcher based in Berlin. She is a professor of design at Folkwang University of the Arts. Her inquiry-based work explores technologically augmented ecologies, industrial flows of matter, and the reframing of the human within its interspecies, geospatial, and technosocial entanglements. She holds a degree in Digital Media from the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) and a MA and PhD from the Royal College of Art London.
From February on, the Local Expert Group, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt with its RISE Cities program and STATE will accompany the artists to approach goals of the European Green Deal.
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