Quercus (video still, 2020), Formafantasma. Courtesy of Formafantasma

Back to Earth: Tracing the Roots

What does design look like when it begins from a position of ecological responsibility? What does designing with and for the non-human mean?

Host Victoria Sin is joined by Rebecca Lewin this week, for a dive into everything from eco-design led exhibition making, to asking questions about the future of design education and ecological practices.

Lewin is joined by Formafantasma, Dunne & Raby and sound works from Black Quantum Futurism‘s, Temporal Technologies, part of a series seeking strategies for survival for marginalised peoples in a “high-tech” and oppressive, linear space-time.

If changes in design attitudes begin with education (of the public, of companies, of governments and of designers), what moves can be made within institutions to prompt these shifts?


Discover over 50 years of the Serpentine

From the architectural Pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas Marathons and research-led initiatives, explore our past projects and exhibitions.

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