Interactive Institute’s new book is called “Static! Designing for Energy Awareness” and is published by Arvinius Förlag.
This book presents the design examples from a project called Static!, that was led by Interactive Institute and funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, as well as perspectives on issues in (sustainable) design today. Grounded in passion and humor, as well as rigor and research, the book asks designers and consumers – that is, all of us – to rethink the form, and future, of electricity in the world around us.
Static! explores design as a basis for increasing awareness of energy. Familiar furnishings and products have been reinterpreted to materialize electricity, to make it more visible and tangible for people. The results; a series of conceptual design examples that express the poetics – and politics – of everyday electricity consumption, were the starting point for the exhibition Visual Voltage.
The book is commissioned by the Interactive institute, the Nordic Culture Fund and the Swedish Energy Agency.
Editor: Ramia Mazé
Authors: Ramia Mazé, Christina Öhman, Sara Backlund, Johan Redström, Sara Ilstedt Hjelm, Sara Routarinne
Graphic Design: Christian Altmann
Read the press release here (in Swedish): Ny bok från Interactive Institute: “Static! Designing for Energy Awareness”