I work at the intersection of design, strategy and research—by crossing boundaries between speculation and realities(s/r), research and practice(r/p), digital and analog(d/a), but most importantly between disciplines.

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(s/r)

Becoming Tree work in progress
Civics, de novo.
Raising Robotic Natives
Preventing Body Contamination

(r/p)

Human Instinkz forthcoming
Climate Sensing For Environmental Futures
Strategies for Social Design
Intention With Us
Mitfahrscheibe

(d/a)

UN/HIDE Lookbook
ZirkusZirkus / Nomads
FORMAT 13

Open Bridge

(2018/2012)

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Mark

Open Bridge—

GOODS FOR FREE



This project is about changing our behaviour towards the lifecycle of consumer products. There are many items that aren’t used any more or even thrown away. Offering them to the community does not only mean helping people in need, but also keeping our relationships towards resources and our environment in mind.
        In co-creation with dumpster divers of “The Binners’ Project” we created and tested prototypes. We recognized that their actions are meaningful work for our society, which we tried to make more human and accessible.
︎︎︎︎︎ Open Bridge won the first “iF Public Value Student Award” in 2016.



First Prototype

Making–of




How–to




Co-Creation 

With The Binners’ Project



Second Prototype

Improvements







Meet Michael Leland

A local binner (aka “waste picker”) in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. He shares his past, how he became a binner, and the challenges he must face on a daily basis. Eventually we discover his involvement in the Binners’ Project, a group of waste-pickers dedicated to improving their economic opportunities, and reducing the stigma they face as informal recyclable collectors.





Social Design—2015
A collaboration with Robin Weidner at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in synergy with ”The Binners' Project” at University of British Columbia’s Learning Exchange program.