> Interactive Waves> Infinite Design!> Available at https://borderlessdesign.lukasengelhardt.net/> Exhibited at Istanbul Design Biennial 2018> On-site documentation by Natalia Jordanova> 2017
As more and more refugees arrive on Europe’s shores, their struggle is communicated to us through a flood of beautiful images: professionally taken photographs, well composed and edited for maximum effect. As nothing about the situation changes, the same goes for these images: same props, same scenery, same image treatment—the only variable are the people on the boats.
Borderless Design explores this endless sea of aesthetics by leaving out this variable and focusing on the constants. An endless, interactive collage of rocks, waves and sky—and the occasional orange vest.