Jenny Bergström, Ramia Mazé, Johan Redström, and Anna Vallgårda (2009) 'Symbiots: Conceptual interventions into energy systems', in Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference (Oslo, Aug-Sept).

"Symbiots set out to examine values such as ease-of-use, comfort, and rationality assumed within conventions of 'good design', in order to expose issues related to energy consumption and current human- (versus eco-) centered design paradigms. Exploring re-interpretations of graphical patterns, architectural configurations and electrical infrastructure typical in Swedish cities, Symbiots takes the form of a photo series in the genre of contemporary hyper-real art photography. Painting a vivid picture of alternatives to current local priorities around energy consumption, the three design concepts depicted are strangely familiar, alternatively humorous and sinister." (abstract)

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See also

/ Projects / Switch!

/ Publications / Mazé, R. (ed) (2013) SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies.