This project stems from an interest in cleaning the air while activating pockets of public space in the city proposing a series of Particle Cruisers: mobile outdoors furniture elements built with a mycelium body, that have the capacity to clean the air, through a mix of air-filtering plants, as well as a photo-catalytic coating that collects the PM2.5 and PM10 particles when exposed to the sun. The PCs are autonomously moving around in search of sunlight to trigger the depuration process.
Areeba Shahid (PK)
Areeba is a cross-disciplinary Product & Multimedia designer. Her work displays visionary ideas for the future of cities: Her passion is to create designs that improve the quality of urban life and foster unique communities through a meticulous design process exploring emerging technologies, groundbreaking software and innovative product designs.
Aaliyah Mohammed (IN)
Aaliyah is a multidisciplinary designer especially interested in the gray area where the digital and the physical collide. Always has been eager to explore different aspects of her practice. Her work has been largely experimental & conceptual–tasters of different scales, contexts, materials and media, fueled by her belief in the value of versatility.
Rand Kachlan (SY/KN)
Rand is a fourth-year student at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, specializing in product and multimedia design. With an unwavering passion for design, Rand constantly pushes the boundaries to explore its diverse facets.
Kaya Tueni (LB)
Kaya is a Lebanese designer based in the UAE. She studies at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation and focuses on Product and Fashion Design. As an interdisciplinary designer, Kaya is capable of developing impactful solutions by incorporating diverse perspectives and fostering innovation to solve complex design challenges. Her projects are heavily influenced by her commitment to eco-friendly designs.
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.