ASSIGNMENT: Graduate Thesis project Plant Utopia is a speculative design project revealing the vision of the future, in which nature will be replaced by perfected plant hybrids of our creation. The line between the nature world and high technology disappears. Humans take on the role of God and create new life forms from organic and mechanical materials. However, a question arises – how much of these perfections will be beneficial and won’t it lead to a catastrophe, caused by uncontrolled processes?
APPROACH: In the video you will see the relationship between humans and plants and how it has changed over time. The link to a plant is analyzed through metaphysical and household aspects. The instructional pamphlet and the pills inside the box provide the consumer with an opportunity to create artificial life forms which are not based on any existing natural analogues. However, you cannot control the processes which happen after foreign or synthetic genes are inserted to the genome of the plant. The practical benefits and dangers of such organisms are completely unknown and determined by experiments.
RESULT: Conceptual video project won the Best Young Designer 2019 award in the category of communication design, Lithuania.