Objective: Earth – Designing our Planet is published to accompany the exhibition 'Terra: Designing our Planet' at MUDAC (Musée cantonal de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains) in Lausanne during 2023-2024.
In today's world of geoengineering, cloud seeding and ambitious projects to control planetary ecosystems, it appears very sensible to ask this question. We map the world using cartography, we shape it with spatial planning. We model the planet to predict natural phenomena and try to influence it through climate control. focuses on a posture that has existed since the first human settlements that gained pace with the scientific breakthroughs of the Age of Enlightenment and, in step with industrial revolutions, was furthered by a techno-scientific vision to see the planet as designable. Here, in this exercise, designers, artists and researchers investigate this 'becoming object' of planet Earth.
MUDAC, 160pp, 15cm x 22cm, illustrated paperback, English text, 2023