Green Concept Award

Nominated Concepts

Phytosphere

A symbiosis controlled by plant intelligence

Phytosphere presents a new mechanism of symbiosis among an interdependent and mutually improving plant community. Six plant-machine hybrids, that are controlled by the 'intelligence' of plants, are empowered with new abilities for plants to take the initiative to explore and adjust their own surrounding environment and develop self-identity. As radical speculation, the project is seen as an innovative strategy for the evolution of plants and a provocative trigger that provokes a critical reflection on the role and survival of plants in the ever-expanding man-made world.


Company/Institution
Politecnico di Milano
Country
Italy
Designer(s)
HANG SU
and Milan. He gained his BA degree at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), and his master's degree at Central Saint Martins (University of Arts London), both in industrial design. He dedicates himself to sustainable, critical, and speculative design practices. He is now a Ph.D. student in the design department of Politecnico di Milano. His current research focuses on Sustainable product-service system (S.PSS) design in the digital era and explores the transition to achieving a sustainable society for all.
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