Since most filing is now done on the virtual desktop of the computer, the actual desk can become potential usable space for urban farming, according to the thesis of the experimental design object YDROPONDESK – a desk with an integrated hydroponic cultivation system. The experimental objects address the potential of multiple use of space, but also document aspects of physicality, aesthetics, interaction and care.
YDROPONDESK was realised within the framework of the "Science, Art and Design" network programme of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft with Werksviertel Mitte Kunst. The process is documented in a Miroboard.
Look at the Ydropondesk documentation in this Miro Board.
The interviews and documentation around YDROPONDESK provide the opportunity to explore the utopia of urban self-sufficiency from a multi-perspective view based on everyday practices. The formulated experiences tell of a relationship between humans and their living environment that is always more than purpose-bound, namely embedded in networks of perception and care.
What worlds can we imagine if we think of them naturally through perception of and care for other living beings?