Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
On Monday, Katrin Bohn presented Bohn&Viljoen’s work at London’s Royal Academy of Arts Designing from a depleted world event series, as part of the RA’s international Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency exhibition.
Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of General Ecology at the Serpentine Galleries, chaired a three-way presentation and dialogue with artist-architect Kate Davies from Unknown Fields, Mark Smout, Professor of Architecture and Landscape Futures at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and Katrin.
Landscape provided the thread linking the three presentations and subsequent discussion. The two headline themes where about awareness of environmental and social impacts of contemporary consumption patterns and how, as designers, we can work with constraints as positive guiding principal. Overlaying all of the discussions was a wider one about personhood and systems of thought questioning how we see ourselves in relation to others; others defined broadly as persons, creators and ecosystems.