Professor Birger Sevaldson was invited to Cologne in April 2023 to run a 4 day gigamapping workshop at KISD, Köln International School of Design, together with Professor Philipp Heidkamp. A most enjoyable experience with an international group of students of both the BA Integrated Design and MA Integrated Design Research. The theme they investigated was the food system at large. Here are some impressions.
The students worked on 5 different subtopics (Packaging / Food Waste / Mushrooms / Canola) and combined all the perspectives to a system unveiling connections and interdependencies.
A new tool was invented, the “perspective eyes”. To emphasise a certain perspective on the map one would move an “eye” to that perspective and discuss the systems with this outset.