The Phytophilia panel discussion aimed to bring the discourse on regenerative perspectives in design to design students and design professionals who are significantly involved in material decisions for new consumer products and living and working environments.
The recording of the event is now published in two parts.
The aesthetic and sensory qualities of the plant fibers in the Phytophilia encyclopedia can also be physically experienced in the accompanying Phytophilia exhibition in Munich at the Culturesphere gallery until March 31, 2023.
The event was organized by Symbio(s)cene, a non-profit organization that aims to contribute to the development of new, sustainable worldviews and promote thinking beyond the Anthropocene. Demonstrating new ways of looking at the world is key to bringing about much-needed change. Symbio(s)cene stands for a holistic approach that promotes transdisciplinary dialogue between the sciences and the arts, especially the linking of their different knowledge cultures, approaches and methods. The aim is to give space to both the cognitive and emotional dimensions of knowledge creation processes, thus opening up new perspectives for a sustainable human-nature relationship and a future worth living.
The event was supported as part of the state’s activities to promote design by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, bayern design, the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).