HEY-WATCH OUT − It`s the anthropocene! #8 AUTOMATEN // VENDING MACHINES // CLIMATE CHANGE COMMODITIES // BAYWATCH SUPPLIES
At a machine you can buy the most important things, when the last shops are already closed. Coke, cigarettes, condoms, chocolate bars, instant soup. Others offer us tram and park tickets. We talk about selling vending machines, it was not why and how they do it. And also about those who sell nothing. Where do you come from, was it from them and above all: what are they worth as a mirror of everyday life?
In the workshop, we drive ourselves 50 years into the future and consider how climate change has changed everyday life. We speculate what products are available in this everyday life.
Amelie studied industrial design, communication design and book art in Halle an der Saale and in Florence. After that she worked for Studio Marije Vogelzang in the Netherlands. During her studies, she developed a strong interest in design fiction and critical design. She co-organized several events dealing with the topic of Internet culture and surveillance.
She works with the unfinished, raising the question of how fiction forms reality. With the development of fictional objects and their settling in the real, everyday environment, explores the needs, desires, opinions and feelings about existing or future technologies and their impact on our living environment. ameliegoldfuss.com