How would you describe your approach to design?
Design is about telling a story, and making the soul of a human-made creation perceptible. The design process itself is a combination of inner and outer circles: opening up to present the results and then crawling back into my cave to focus on the work. It‘s a very meditative thing.
Tell us a little bit about your Shift Save project.
I got the idea for Shift Save after writing an essay about the relationship between humankind and technology and its impact on our current society. I read articles from various futurologists, such as Ray Kurzweil, George Dyson and Amber Case, but also health reports about current problems our society as a whole is suffering from. I started working with a colleague of mine, Fabian Mansmann, developing the idea to create something that would approach the problem in a time of paradigm shifts. Shift-Save is a fictional concept, a cross-media production. Like all ages and cultures, the current society needs sacred spaces – a site where analogue and digital, but also human kind and technology can meet up. So we build just that: an installation, where visitors had to pass through ritual spaces to prepare themselves for an immersive encounter in the central meditation room –the space of reconciliation.