Close to Earth. Sustainable design stories

exhibition

Close to Earth. Sustainable design stories

opening hours

22-30 of June, 12:00-20:00*

place

PPNT Gdynia
Gdynia, al. Zwycięstwa 96/98
Building III

entrance

free of charge

PPNT Budynek 3

About:

Soil is the living skin of our planet and the basis of life. It is a very important formation, with a multifaceted influence on our well-being. As a matter that creates the conditions for life, it is also used as a building material for the built environment and man-made spaces. At the exhibition, visitors will be able to touch the soil/earth, smell it, learn about its various uses and find out how it can mitigate climate change or have a positive impact on our health and well-being.

Soil plays a key role in sustaining life on our planet. It provides food and numerous raw materials, filters and stores water. It is the basis of biodiversity, being a habitat for living organisms. Soil is also an element of the natural infrastructure that counteracts climate change.

The rapid urban development has flattened and homogenised the landscape to the point where we’ve forgotten our relationship with nature, including the soil. Nowadays, designers strive to rebuild this relationship by using materials and solutions based on nature. This is necessary to rebuild and protect the degraded natural environment and improve the conditions in which we live, and therefore our health and well-being.

The exhibition aims to show the use of earth/soil in design and art. It will focus on three scales of the built environment – landscape architecture, architecture and its interiors, and design. The exhibition will present projects that use building materials, objects and structures based on the use of earth and clay. Through materiality they critically reassess our relationships to the world by engaging with our landscapes in a holistic sense. Samples of materials used in the presented projects will be displayed on the central table. You will be able to touch them, smell them and learn about their origin and production process. From the perspective of health and wellbeing, important issues here include nature, safety, aesthetics and sensuality.

We invite designers from various industries, people interested in design, lovers of nature and materials science.

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curators

Karolina Ferenc

Karolina Ferenc

Designer and storyteller, graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven and Akademie Schloss Solitude fellow. Her works have been exhibited at events such as the Dutch Design Week and Berlin Design Week. Currently, she is associated with Wise Habit, where she leads research and design. She manages the first Sustainable Materials Library in Poland and organizes the "Designing for the Future" debate series. ...

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Malwina Gruszecka

Malwina Gruszecka

Architect and educator. Her experience includes many years of practice in architectural offices in Poland and Great Britain, but also teaching architecture students. She took part in interdisciplinary curatorial and artistic projects with the participation of international art institutions. She was a tutor at the Birmingham School of Architecture in the United Kingdom, Interior Architecture Depart...

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Maja Skibińska

Maja Skibińska

Landscape Architect PhD with many years of experience working on multi-discipline projects and interdisciplinary participatory processes concerning the development of public spaces, including Pole Mokotowskie, park above the POW tunnel, Wawelska Street, Szymański Park in Warsaw. Designer, researcher and educator from Szelest studio. For 12 years she has been associated with Landscape Architecture ...

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