By using storytelling as a method, during an entire afternoon students hacked the exhibition AQUARIA. Or the Illusion of a Boxed Sea and performed through different formats and media, shaping a performative and temporary exhibition that aimed to enact wet, unstable and embodied ways of connecting with the element, as it could unveil realities and entanglements of the sea that remained invisible to a merely terracentric perspective.
Pedagogies of the Sea is a design-research course at the GEO–DESIGN two-year Master Programme at Design Academy Eindhoven, that approaches the ocean from an ontological perspective. Intended as a pedagogical experience, it explored how to look at a hyper object such as the ocean can foster the ability of designers to navigate through the ecology of thinking at multiple scales, recognizing challenges, inequalities and interdependences that happen at the sea, still represented by the politics of hierarchical mechanisms that have underpinned the Cartesian idea of navigating as a form of exploitation – of human and other-than-human bodies and resources.
Tutors: Formafantasma (Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi), Paolo Patelli, Angela Rui.
Special guest: Francisco Laranjo.
Presentations by: Yassine Ben Abdallah, Moe Asari, Felix Bell, Kathleen Berthus, Elsa Casanova Sampé, Gianmarco Ciucciovè, Julien Frédéric Benoit Chaintreau, Connor Cook, Stefano Fusani, Gudrun Eriksen Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Ayla Kekhia, Emmie Massias, Jaykishan Mistry, Claudia Paredes Intriago, Sebastian Quijada Link, Anna Perugini, Gerardo Sandoval Osio, Julia Urreaga Aizarna, Anna Alessia Viggiano and Lorenzo Vitagliano.
GEO–DESIGN is a platform to explore the social, economic, territorial, and geopolitical forces shaping design today. The GEO–DESIGN Master’s department at Design Academy Eindhoven acknowledges the legacy of industrial production as the fundamental source for the expertise and agency of the designer in contemporary society while problematizing and addressing its historic contribution to environmental and social instability and its incompatibility with models of sustainable or even survivable futures. The GEO–DESIGN department is headed by Formafantasma (Simone Farresin & Andrea Trimarchi).