Fides Lapidaire x Marjan van Aubel
In the first episode, social designer Fides Lapidaire talks to DDW22 ambassador Marjan van Aubel, solar designer and founder of the solar movement. For a while now, Fides has been focusing on closing the circular food chain with her Stichting Rondgang. Her project The Shit Show highlights the fact that our poo and pee can be used to make high-quality compost for agriculture: from ass to mouth! Fides’ main questions for Marjan: how can I ensure that key partners take this seriously? And: how do you convince the right people to work with you on building a better future for agriculture and the environment?
Alisha Phichitsingh x Formafantasma
In the second episode, budding artist and designer Alisha Phichitsingh talks to design duo extraordinaire and DDW ambassadors Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, better known as Formafantasma. With her studio The Empty Dinner in the exhibition Grief Space, Alisha presents a series of furniture and objects that express her grief at the loss of her father. As an artist, Alisha struggles with the idea that her work is accessible only to a small group of wealthy collectors. Her main question to Formafantasma: how can I find a good balance between creating exclusive artwork and creating accessible design objects for a wider audience?