The All Good(s) program, set up by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin, shows the possibilities that ‘new materials’ offer—in terms of raw materials, techniques and applications—to make a sustainable and circular future possible. Both Germany and the Netherlands face similar challenges, namely the transition to a fully circular economy in 2050. The current pandemic shows the vulne-
rability of global production chains and material flows and thus the need for the reuse of materials or the development of new materials under circular design principles. Offering a stage for emerging and renowned change-makers, researchers and designers to exchange ideas and visions. Amidst this exhibition within the walls of Gr_und, we show practical applications and experimental investigations into a necessary societal change—from failing interests and notions.
Vernissage: 07.07.2021 - 17:00
Lectures: 09.07.2021 - 18:00
IDALENE RAPP AND NATASCHA UNGER
STONE WEB, 2019
Basalt, an igneous rock formed by cooled lava, is the most common rock in the earth‘s crust. The installation ‘Stone Web’ by Idalene Rapp and Natascha Unger shows the outcome of the basalt potentiality for spatial change. Solid stone, transformed into a basalt fiber by melting in an industrial process, is used as a lightweight material by combining a textile construction method and material to create a modular system. The modules can be used in both private and public interior and exterior spaces as multifunctional, light, stable and aesthetically intriguing spatial structures - a module weighing 950g can carry up to 750kg. Whether as a sculptural object or as a multifunctional "piece of furniture" in adaptable settings, the modules can be freely assembled, rebuilt and thus playfully explored and experienced in their functions.
MOVING LIGHT, 2020
‘Moving Light’ by Kirsten Hermans, is a concept for an adaptive sun shading device to be used on building facades. The system is able to react to varying daylight conditions by detecting changes in light intensity. Its kinetic surface can produce programmed patterns of opening and closing movement that regulate the amount of sun radiation that is entering a building. The design approach seeks to preserve the sensory and atmospheric aspect of natural light as a biophilic design element by producing choreographed light and shadow in the interior.
TIM VAN DER LOO
NEW BLUE, 2019-ONGOING
New Blue is awarded with the German federal award ecodesign 2020 in the category young talent! I am very delighted to receive this trophy and recognition! I hope to show and express more of New Blue in this year. Thank you to all that helped me realize and support this project. Without you it was not possible!
From the jury:
„NEW BLUE aims to create a new material identity from old jeans. The project researches recycling processes and continuous material flows at material and product level. Simple, manually recycled denim fleece is transformed by industrial embroidery into a cut piece that fits perfectly for a new pair of jeans“.