Designing Living Environments


Design Feeds is a collaborative workshop exploring how designers can intervene and craft urban space. Intervening at an urban scale calls for designers to move beyond specialist boundaries and take a trans-disciplinary approach by questioning how we can create living environments that synthesise both living matter and technological tools through the convergence of biology, ecology, architecture and design.

The participants of the workshop led by Mathias Gmachl and Rachel Wingfield of design studio Loop.pH will design and construct a series of interventions in Gorky Park that re-interpret urban space, catalysing near-future visions and locating stories and visions with place. The process will run over ten days and cover a wide range of activities including walking tours by local experts, mapping using mobile technologies, bamboo building techniques, parametric design tools and storytelling.

Photo credit: Loop.pH