Marvin Unger COVID-19 PROJECTS

As a result of COVID-19, our society underwent significant transformations. How can we design despite these circumstances and how will infrastructures or design parameters change? Together with Jasper Zehetgruber, two projects were developed, one exploring mutations in the fabric of our society from the micro to the macro scale, providing a new framework of examining a world in crisis, while the other is applying this knowledge of changed parameters in the context of public space.

Membranes (2020)
Membranes uses mechanisms native to the world of cellular biology as metaphors to analyse social divisions in transition. The biological membrane is conceptualised and scaled up to explore the complex problematic of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Soft Talk (2020)
A lack of touch can increase the feeling of loneliness. That's because our brains produce less of the hormone oxytocin, also called the cuddle hormone. Oxytocin has a calming effect on the body and increases empathy. The project Soft Talk or "Do Microchips whisper about electric trees?" is investigating whether ASMR can also manifest in public space.