Through Design we can turn an invisible activity of energy consumption into a process that can be expierenced, thereby potentially altering awareness and leading to a change in behavior. Following this line of thought, the Visual Voltage exhibition presents a set of objects specially designed to help vistors reflect on how they consume energy.
To deepen the discussion about the topic of the exhibition, Interactive Institute, together with Berlin-based design-research firm IxDS, will be hosting a one-and-a-half day workshop addressing professional designers.
The goal of this workshop is to discuss, share and invent design strategies for raising awareness about energy-efficiency, without imposing the “gloomy feeling of guilt” (Régine Debatty); and for changing our consuming behaviour without making us feel like energy-saving martyrs.
The workshop is hosted by Christina Öhman and Johan Redström (Interactive Institute, Sweden) and Myriel Milicevic and Professor Reto Wettach (Interaction Design Studios, Berlin).
Do not miss the Public Workshop Finissage, on Saturday 23 January and experience the energy of the workshop in a public closing session with a presentation of workshop results and the finissage-party.
The finissage starts at 6pm. No entry fee.