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Mischer’Traxler | THE IDEA OF A TREE & COLLECTIVE WORKS
‘Now and Then, How Sustainable was my Sustainability?’How can you convince a machine to socialize? How can you bring it in step with nature? To what degree can you make it human-powered? These were questions that brought the Vienna based design studio and duo Mischer’Traxler to experiments such as ‘The Idea of a Tree’ and ‘Collective Works’. The results: a machine that let its produce be guided by the amount of light it receives, like a tree, and a vain one that only started to function when people came closer and showed interest in its functioning. The objects that came out of this were never the same.
The research is part of TOTAL CHANGE—NIEUWE GLOBAL GESTALTUNG #001