Sparking Systems change through Aesthetic Disruption
This was a group project worked as part of a KISD course where our system of interest was -Harm Reduction Centers- and how are these places perceived by Cologne citizens.
We wanted to understand the four layers associated with this topic (events, trends, structure and mental model), from where we could start planning our aesthetical intervention.
After our findings, we decided to make an approach taking three of the most interesting mental models in order to tackle them. They were associated with drug addictions and how public systems such as harm reduction centers and needle exchange programs might be perceived and judge through that lenses by its social context.
The aim of this project was to provoke a deep reflection on the underlying assumptions of the systems we participate in by engaging people’s senses through a tangible and experiential design intervention.
Type: Street intervention, qualitative interviews
Contributors: Abigail Schreider, Camilo Torres
Place: Cologne, Germany