Literature & Links

Design

  • Andrew Hinton, “Understanding Context”
  • Kenya Hara, “Ex-formation”
  • Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, “Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming”
  • Myers, Antonelli, “Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity”
  • Ginsberg, Calvert, Schyfter, “Synthetic Aesthetics”
  • Eugene Thacker, “Biomedia”
  • Rene Schäfer, “Design Fiction”
  • Bernhard E. Bürdek, “Design, Anfang des 21. Jh.”
  • Institute of Design Research Vienna, “Werkzeuge für die Designrevolution”
  • Gerrit Terstiege, “The making of Design”
  • Diana Scherer, “Verwoben”

Visualising Life

  • B. Barber, William Wray, “Through the Eyes of Leonardo”
  • Ernst Haeckel, “Kunstformen der Natur”
  • Müsch, Willmann,Rust, “Albertus Seba. Cabinet of Natural Curiosities”
  • Hans Christian Adam, “Karl Blossfeldt. The Complete Published Work”
  • J. G. Heck, “Heck’s Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science”

Writing about Design

Architecture

Biology, Ecology

  • Richard Louv, “The Nature Principle”
  • Karen Harwell & Joanna Reynolds, “Exploring a Sense of Place”
  • Michael Braungart, William McDonough, “Cradle to Cradle”
  • John Thackara, “In the Bubble”
  • John Thackara, “How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today”
  • Douglas Adams, “Last Chance to See”

Philosophy

Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

  • Hanno Charisius, Richard Friebe, “Biohacking: Gentechnik aus der Garage”
  • Paul Simon Freemont, “Synthetic Biology – a Primer”
  • George M. Church, “Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves”
  • Nessa Carey, “The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease and Inheritance”
  • Jessica Green – Microbes in our Buildings

Interesting projects online

Film & Video

Audio material

Urban & Guerillia Gardening

  • Guerilla Gardening von Richard Reynolds
  • Urban Gardening – Über die Rückkehr der Gärten in die Stadt  von Christa Müller (hrsg.)
  • Vom Gärtnern in der Stadt – Die neue Landlust zwischen Beton und Asphalt von Martin Rasper
  • Paul Simon, “Urban Gardening for Dummies”
  • James Barilla, “My Backyard Jungle”