Projects

    3D-Häkeln it is a method of creating a new product through manual labour. The idea of the method is to produce volume out of a rope. The principle of 3D-Häkeln forms a stable shape without additional elements, and the creating process enables returning to process and redoing earlier steps. Because of easy production and repeatable steps maker can experiment and try new ideas during the weaving. Depending on the material the results are different despite the same way of production.

    co-co-co creates collaborative processes to develop sustainable products, strategies and services. Together with our partners we address current challenges and create concrete solutions. We work in our formats with interdisciplinary teams and methods based on design thinking. In doing so, we create a framework for mutual learning and an actively exchange of knowledge within the organisation and with stakeholders. The collaborative process promotes initiative action, creates a common vision and solutions carried by all participants. Our collaboration aims to establish a sustainable culture change and a self-sustaining innovation culture in the organisation.

    HEYNA – the artisan resource and design collaboration platform – is first of all an online resource platform where students, designers, historians, craftsmen/women and anyone who is interested can find curated articles from artisans all around the world who still pursue their traditional (textile) craft and would like to share it. An online space truly focused on giving the artisans a platform to show their craft, preserve their knowledge and cultural heritage. Furthermore creating a sustainable support system for the artisans by building an interactive network and community program for equal and honest collaborations between artisans and designers. Supporting small businesses, sustainable thinking designers and conscious partners.

    More than ever, people live far away from one another, and binding symbols are lacking. People need meaningful objects, such as heirlooms, mementos, keepsakes to maintain a connection. Symbol of connection IKON is a combination of physical and digital worlds. It is a piece of jewellery with unique qr-code, that links to a personal web-safe. IKON was designed as a gift between loved ones, that not only symbolically brings them closer together, but also allows them to share their emotions and sentiments in a digital way. With the gift of IKON, the recipient receives personal messages, so cold “modern blessings” from the gift giver – in the form of audio, video, pictures or texts. Modern blessings are significant for both. It could be main life advise for a child, best wish for a friend, inside joke for a loved husband, secret family recipe for a partner, the best picture together for a wife… Design your IKON, you know how! Designed IKON empowers, uplifts and connects giver and receiver through shared positive experience.

    The No-Residence is an artist-in-residence program that doesn’t require the artist’s continuous, physical presence, while providing the same professional/technical support and exposure as traditional programs.
    As a consequence, the No-Residence provides a more accessible and open creative environment: less exclusive to the underprivileged and all those who are unable to relocate for any personal, financial or political reason. It sees and welcomes artists for who they are: grown-up professionals having permanent jobs, families or other responsibilities. Networking and long-distance collaborations are made easier than ever by online technologies. Physical presence is not a necessity anymore and actual trips can be reduced. As such, No-Residence is also more environmentally conscious.

    The «Zentrum für Umweltausstellungen» [Center for Environmental Exhibitions] tackles local and regional environmental issues against the background of climate change and makes the existing environmental commitment in Basel visible. Its thematic exhibitions combine transdisciplinary knowledge and presentation practices from art, design and natural science. The Centre explores environmental issues from multiple perspectives and in an aesthetically stimulating and interactive way, with the aim of communicating them to the general public and fostering sustainable thinking in Basel. 
    «Plan B.», the first exhibition of the Centre, will open in summer 2020. It will focus on the key role of urban trees for our life in the city, in particular in light of the growing threat of climate change.