Yesterday Marc and I had the chance to present our Pleasurable Troublemakers to Svenja Schulze, Minister for Innovation, Science and Research of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Our presentation was part of a journalist journey that presented several projects that are realized in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke.
Bye-bye Spain. It was a nice short journey and an interesting lecture at Diseinu Berrikuntza Zentrua in Arrasate-Mondragón. After a lot of Tortilla de Patata, some glasses of cider and an extensive trip to the countryside of the Basque country we had to say good bye to Aiur, his family and the students. Looking forward to meet you soon again.
Check out the latest feature about our “Pleasurable Troublemakers” at fastcodesign.com. Some weeks ago Matthias talked to Eric Jaffe, who is a New York City based writer. To cut a long story short, check it out yourself.
1091 GL Amsterdam
Am 15.01.14 hatte Matthias Laschke die Möglichkeit am Fachforum “Verbraucherforschung – Nachhaltiger Konsum – Eine Frage der Politik, der Produktion und des Stils?” teilzunehmen. Zusätzlich wurde Matthias eingeladen unseren Ansatz der Transformationalen Objekte dort vorzustellen. Das Fachforum beschäftigt sich mit der Konsumveränderung im Kontext der Nachhaltigkeit einer „großen Transformation“. Hier ein paar Eindrücke.
Healthy and blooming plants are beautiful to look at. However, in order to keep these living friends alive, it is necessary to take care of them. Although it is said that talking to them is beneficial, watering the plants from time to time should be a good starting point.
The watering can maneCANpiss is about watering plants frequently. Like any other watering can, maneCANpiss is filled with water from the top and watering the flowers is done by a nozzle-spout. However, if maneCANpiss is filled with water, it starts to continuously lower its nozzle-spout until the water spills – at worst on important things lying at the window sill. The longer you forget to water your flowers, the more water will spill. However, to avoid spilling water you can do two things. The former is to lift up the nozzle-spout – safe with the knowledge that you cheated yourself – the latter is to water your flowers.