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Feed the Light

An interior and product design project involving young designers to envision future scenarios related to Language.

Project by:
Audrey Bittencourt, I-Ting Wang, Shravani Reddy

Domus Academy Envisioning Workshop Language


The theme of this Envisioning workshop is “Language”. The workshop focused on language-related issues and phenomena which have an impact on society in a medium to long-term perspective, and intends to envision future scenarios based on the crossing of innovative emerging technologies with socio-cultural, geo-political, and strategic considerations. Students were asked to observe and question contemporary phenomena related to Languages with a curious and critical attitude. The objectives of the workshop were to analyze scenarios related to the Language and to create a design concept. The Product Design students had to focus on a “thing”, while the Interior & Living Design students had to focus on a “space”. The result had to anticipate the future while addressing relevant contemporary issues related to Language.

The project Feed the Light is based on the concept of culture identity as a powerful language system. Students considered that in the coming future culture will become more homogeneous due to globalization and immigration. The team group focused on monuments as a non-verbal Language expression of culture identity. Monuments were built to stand as an enduring evidence of a city to celebrate or mourn for. Students designed a monument to express the importance of diversity. In this project they developed the idea that people speak around the monument in their mother tongue or the language of their cultural identity. The more languages are recorded; more lights are lighted up.

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