A Spatial Laboratory
Rachel will introduce the work of London based Loop.pH and discuss their approach to design and the living city.
Designers are some of the important spokespersons and agents for change in creating more sustainable future as they are the people who help shape the ways in which we experience the world around us.
As creative disciplines merge and mutate, the opportunities for designers to work as urban interventionists and in an architectural context grow. Loop.pH as a design-led spatial laboratory are positioned at the transformational process where Design Fiction & Speculation leads to Experimentation & Action.
Many of the dystopic visions of the future, seen in pop-culture and sci-fiction limit people's abilities to dream big and act differently. Design can be used to create a more optimistic, ambitious and engaged conversation about the future that leads to meaningful change.
Her agenda is to activate public space through creating environments and experiences that communicate and engage people with science and technology in a positive and enlightening way.
One of her core strategies is to work to a design criterion and strategy based on ecological and biological paradigms. Rachel will share work that explores and speculates on new modes of fabricating architectural space, which looks to answer ‘How can we build architecture and organize space as nature does?’
Rachel Wingfield is the founder and creative director of Loop.pH, the spatial laboratory that creates responsive environments inspired by the study of living systems. Wingfield speculates on near and far future scenarios that explore emerging biological and technological futures by crafting space, technology and living materials into visionary experiences and environments.
A frontierswoman for a new field where designers intervene at an urban scale and develops collaborative tools for public engagement and multidisciplinary practices. Wingfield consults on creative strategies and speculative futures for business and the public sector.
Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, the V&A Museum, London, Fosters Private Art Collection, Geneva and the Bloomberg Collection, London.