This project stems from an interest in urban heat waste as a source of pollution and potentially a source of energy. Focusing particularly on the heat wasted by AC units in Dubai, Hacking Heat proposes to implement a system of real-time mapping to measure and compute the amount of heat generated by the AC exhausts throughout the year in different neighborhoods and areas of Dubai, with a view to proposing methods to repurpose it as a source of energy.
Ahmad Saleh (AE)
Ahmad is a rising senior at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation studying Multimedia Design and Strategic Design Management with a background in filmmaking and visual arts. His approach to art and design is speculative and conceptual with storytelling taking center stage. Ahmad is passionate about curating spatial and user-centric experiences.
Joanne Hayek (LB)
Joanne is a multidisciplinary designer and faculty member at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation. Her work is anchored around research for the design of sustainable futures, and spans across different scales and disciplines: architecture, urban design, system design, digital design and coding, fashion design and material remediation.
Mirko Daneluzzo (IT)
Mirko is a designer, researcher, and educator with a focus on posthuman and bio-integration design explorations. He is a faculty member at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation and Co-Founder of NYXO Visionary Design, an architecture and product design practice characterized by a multidisciplinary and technology-led approach to innovation.