DOMUS PILSEN European Cultural Capital

DOMUS PILSEN European Cultural Capital

Year: 1970


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nature & create

nature gives mankind an incredible range of ideas concepts and systems for survival of our planet. Creatives from all spheres like architecture, design and arts are more and more concerned about ideas learning from nature and involving the impact of nature in their artwork. The major problems of our planet are topics like food production, overpopulation, water supply or sustainability connected with prosperity and a growing demand for better daily life conditions. The exhibition in Pilsen´s bus depot hall is a walk through a greenhouse displaying these conceptual ideas from different artists and designers about how future life might be preserved with creative input. This installation is like a chapel of ideas. Each artist or designer displays a personal point of view within this topic.


product plantation installation

The installation entitled Chair Farm (2012-2015) from German designer Werner Aisslinger presents an improvised laboratory as a productvision based on current urban experiments and agricultural utopias: will future foods and products of daily life still be manufactured in a decentralised way and transported thousands of miles around the globe? Or will societies not rather turn to “local sourcing” and “local production” when their happiness increasingly depends on the quality of life in their actual surroundings? The next step in the logic of this evolution – to abandon globalised serial production in favour of resource-efficient, local manufacturing – undergoes a complete reset in terms of production in the Chair Farm-project. The Chair Farm substitutes classical industrial production and its well-publicised drawbacks, such as high investments in resources, machinery, tools and transport, with a simple set-up based on plant growth: fast-growing, genetically improved plants grow into recyclable metal forms, generating product types such as seating furniture that can be “harvested” after a relatively short period of growth.

Image credits — studio aisslinger