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)

Post-Social Design forthcoming
Becoming Tree work in progress
Civics, de novo.
Raising Robotic Natives
Preventing Body Contamination

(r/p)

Sensory Methods of Group Connection
Sorting Things Out
Climate Sensing For Environmental Futures
Strategies for Social Design
Intention With Us
Mitfahrscheibe

(d/a)

UN/HIDE Lookbook
ZirkusZirkus / Nomads
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Open Bridge

(2019/2012)

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Mark

Open Bridge—

GOODS FOR FREE



This project is about changing our behavior towards the lifecycle of consumer products. Many items aren’t used anymore 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.
       The prototypes were designed and tested in co-creation with  “The Binners’ Project.” By recognizing the dumpster divers’ actions as meaningful work for society, their processes inspired more humane and accessible solutions.
︎︎︎︎︎ 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 daily. 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 the University of British Columbia’s Learning Exchange program.