DESIGN DOES – BARCELONA

Design Does* is a co-production between Elisava and the Barcelona Design Museum in collaboration with Domestic Data Streamers. The project collectively explores how design tackles the challenges faced by society, at times offering improvements and, at others, doing just the opposite.

YEARS IN OPERATION

March 2018-Active

SYSTEM

2×1,5 x 0,6m indoor system including 500 L fish tank, 2 m2 Raft

FISH GROWN

Golden fish

PLANTS GROWN

Strawerries, two types of lettuces

WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS OF ITS SYSTEM

Design

As the combination of different materials, transparencies, lights, nature and life can transcend the limits of space, time and conventional formats.

It is necessary to take conscience and responsibility for the impact that design can have on the industry, on the human, on social systems and on cultural values.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD

The aquaponics ecosystem is an example of how design can help meet current challenges such as sustainability, consumerism or innovation.

Because the current food system is highly polluting, new alternatives to the food system must be sought. Aquaponics allows the city to be both the place of production and the place of consumption, allowing the cultivation of fresh and zero kilometer products, thus reducing the environmental impact.

The design can help to make its impact less while improving its quality.

AWARENESS

The exhibition uses technology to create a dynamic space of interaction and experimentation where the visitor will share their feelings, reactions and opinions, and will be aware of the current challenges we face and above all to take responsibility.

Would you like to know more about aquaponics in order to grow your own fresh foods?