Design Trust Seed Grant

Dusts Chambers

The environmental changes and challenges of changing nature, species extinction, waste and other planetary degradation render the connection between human and non-human world, nature and culture. By turning our attention to changing air as a medium of transformation and entity of collective memory of our actions, one can start to understand the human impact upon the environment through elements within the air which links air and architecture, nature and culture, our political choices and private lifestyle. These elements are invisible traces of toxins deployed by our economic cycles. Air quality within dense urban areas is cutting a lifespan of our collective bodies while we keep inhaling invisible particles and substances which can find the way how to enter our blood system. Dusts Chambers project exceeds our perception of these phenomena, by rendering an urban (air)condition otherwise readable by sensors only. Dusts Chambers are interactive instruments, time accelerating machines which foresee our futures through looking at invisible aspects of territory.

About Adam Hudec

Adam Hudec is a researcher/artist/architect based in Berlin, focusing his multidisciplinary research on building a common knowledge about the environment, often deconstructed by a set of data to reveal the unexpected and hidden anomalies. He uses a variety of expressions to represent the research outcomes including drawing, photography, animation, installation and performance.

Adam’s education in art and architecture encompasses studies at The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, The University of Hong Kong, The University of Brighton and Brno University of Technology. Adam’s projects were shown on various international exhibition venues including Bi-City Biennale in Shenzhen and Design Biennale BIO 26 in Ljubjana.

The newly established Dusts Institute became a research platform for his investigations of anthropocentric processes with a focus on changing air composition revealing invisible phenomena of the territory, leading Adam’s practice towards a collaborative effort to reclaim, reconstruct and to share a common knowledge about changing environment.