COLLECTION #5 : Overload
What’s next for designers?
In 1974, Enzo Mari's Autoproduction project was one of the first examples of the decentralization of design. His pieces of furniture were designed to be built by the user with simple tools and could be adapted to the user's needs by sawing and hacking. Design thinking courses for non-designers and social, community-centred design are all signals of the same trend. READ MORE >
COLLECTION #4 : Conn3ct3d
Imagine the near future where BCI are omnipresent. How would human interactions evolve? What will we make redundant and what will we create?
At the beginning of the summer term of 2019 we met with students of the first year of MA Material Futures
at Central Saint Martins in London.
Soon they were to be given a new project brief, focusing on nanotechnologies and their possibilities.
To brainstorm ideas, SNQ run a workshop focusing on a quite extreme scenario of applied nanotechnology
- Brain Computer Interfaces. READ MORE>
COLLECTION #3 : Living Building
What if the community was given a voice?
For this new collection, we travelled to Glasgow - a city very close to the hearts of the SNQ team.
In 2014, a catastrophic fire almost completely destroyed the Mackintosh building, possibly the most
important landmark of the city, and a world-famous architectural masterpiece. Since 1909, headquarters
of the Glasgow School of Art, the "Mack", uninterruptedly served as a house for culture, arts and design,
being home to generations of creatives and artists from all over the world. It remained open through both
world wars and withstood various social and economic changes, earning an informal title of the Living Building.
The 2014 fire was the first ever factor that shut the doors to the Mack, for it to undertake reconstruction. READ MORE>
COLLECTION #2 : Unclear
In January 2017,
citizens of Wroclaw, the fifth biggest city in Poland, have been warned to stay indoors as much as possible, shut their windows and limit the time spent outdoors.During these days the levels of pollution in the city were 6 times higher than the EU limits, and surpassed famously polluted cities like Beijing.Schools kept their doors closed and the grey, thick fog that covered the city limited aeroplanes traffic and filtered the sunlight. READ MORE >
COLLECTION #1 : REMedy
We work more than ever.
Growing amounts of workers and students support themselves with performance and cognition enhancers, increasing productivity and alertness. Studies estimate that 10%-15% of students worldwide use these substances, also referred to as Nootropics, and growing number of public figures admit, that above make them function better and more effectively. SNQ teamed up with a panel of experts to discuss this matter, trying to imagine the life where you don’t need any breaks. READ MORE >