Climate Change: What have designers got to do with it?

This post will contain slides from my presentation titled Climate Change: What have designers got to do with it? for Product Design Focus #3 at Padi Art Ground, Bandung, January 31, 2011.


TCP AsPac Summit 2011 Group Photo

In previous posts, I’ve mentioned about participating in The Climate Project Asia-Pacific Summit 2011. Here’s one of the group photos with Al Gore. The one with me in it, too, of course 😀 (upper row, fifth from the right, shabby hair, wearing black).


Photo Credit: Farishad Latjuba/The Climate Project Indonesia

More group photos of that event can be viewed at The Climate Project Indonesia’s Flickr album.

Climate Change for Designers

This would be my first ‘official’ presentation about Climate Change after participating in The Climate Project Asia Pacific Summit 2011. Let’s have an exciting evening, people! 🙂

Climate Change for Designers

Small Balls, Big Balls

I think the first time I saw this image was during The Climate Project Asia Pacific Summit 2011 in Jakarta, early January 2011. But then I saw this again recently, while watching Janine Benyus’ TED talk 2009 online and I am still amazed by it.

Global water and air volume

Image credits: Dr. Adam Neiman and The Science Photo Library

The balls on the left shows the comparison of the earth volume and the volume of water; while the small ball on the right show the volume of air. These images show how obviously finite our water and air supplies are. To quote Benyus,

Living organisms that have lived and evolved for billions of years have figured out ways to have their genetic materials remain without destroying the place that gives them life. We, human beings, are among the youngest species on earth – we should learn from them, firstly by quieting our cleverness and starting to be their apprentices.

Now, think about how we would conduct our daily lives and produce things without taking away the rights of our next generations to live on a life-giving earth.

[klipping] Fight Climate Change with Bamboo!

An article from World Bamboo:

In addition to providing livelihoods for people, bamboo forests would be an invaluable weapon against carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas, through photosynthesis, INBAR said.
Some species of bamboo can suck up CO2 at least as fast as Chinese fir and eucalyptus, among the swiftest-growing commercial species of trees, according to a scientific report presented last month.
In addition, bamboo roots reduce soil erosion, preventing hillsides and riverbanks from washing away in floods and landslides.

[video] Halo, Bumi!

3min. video made by a group of students as their end-term exam for Design & Sustainability class (December 2010), Industrial Design, Institute of Technology Bandung.

[video] All Alone

Also a group of students’ work for their end-term exam in Design & Sustainability class (Industrial Design, Institute of Technology Bandung), December 2010.