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The Department of Seaweed Installation and Workshops
by Julia Lohmann and Aalto University

Shortlisted for sustainable design of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Aalto University professor Julia Lohmann designed a pavilion made entirely of seaweed.

At the 50th World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Julia Lohmann's seaweed pavilion encouraged world leaders to make difficult decisions and establish a "do-tank" way of collaborating.

The installation underlined that design can play a major role in realising changes on a vast scale. But we need to redefine design from "we make objects" to "we enable change for sustainability."

The pavilion represents The Department of Seaweed, a community of practice Julia Lohmann founded around the sustainable development of seaweed as a material for making.

Designer: Professor Julia Lohmann
Project: The Department of Seaweed Installation and Workshops
Read more on Dezeen: Aalto University


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