A Design Expedition

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30 Jan 2014
Exhibition boxes with landscape anatomic atlas inside
Organ, Exhibition box with landscape anatomic atlas and sound scape
The crab fishermens organ
The dog sled drivers organ
Biopsies from the landscape and logbook
On design expedition, Sisimiut Greenland
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I set sails for a design expedition to Greenland. Not to conquer, but to sense and discover.
The goal of the design expedition is to research how a group of Greenlandic people relate practically, bodily and in their mindset to nature. And to develop a research method that, through materiality, exposes physical and metaphysical ties to the landscape.
In Greenland I found an organ that I did not know of before. An organ that ties man and landscape together in a dynamic exchange of strength. An organ as ghostly as an idea and yet as corporeal as a set of lungs.
By materialising this organ I raise the question of how the landscape in which we move produces us as human beings and how we produce our landscape.

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