HEY-WATCH OUT − It`'s the anthropocene! — #10 Erez Nevi Pana
With the exercise to observe the environment for a material we find interesting, we started the workshop and our last Ringvorlesung with Erez Nevi Pana at our Baywatch Scape under Lentos art museum. The Workshop was divided in different parts. First we had to observe and find our material, do some research and experiments with the material. In the last step we had to search for a solution to change the problem which was connected to the material we were working with. A important part of the whole progress was to document the different steps to make it understandable to others. The challenge Erez gave us though, was not to use Paper - because paper is not vegan. So we only used digital documentation and analog drawing and writing, as for example with sand on the floor.
Erez Nevi Pana (1983) is an explorer who uses design as a significant tool to investigate phenomena through material experimentation. Based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Nevi Pana formed La Terrasse (2015) as a platform for designers, artists, writers and thinkers to work closely together, share their thoughts on a central theme and realize their visions. As a researcher of materials, he advises companies and corporations in material development and usage, such as architectural purposes, a concept car made out of biodegradable substances, etc. Erez holds a Bachelor Design degree from the Holon Institute of Technology (IL) and a Masters of Design degree from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). His Masters thesis focuses on the recrystallization of salt, an invention which has been patented.