enjoying scarcity to foster negotiations for change
Graduation work in the Master department of Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven
bamboo, metal wire
Domaine de Boisbuchet, France
Tools for Pleasure in Scarcity are rocket stoves which produce a reason to gather. They produce collective explorations of how a future of scarcity could be pleasurable.
This work is based on the conclusion that pleasure is a far better motivation to enact change than fear.
These rocket stoves are the outcomes of a collective on-site construction with context-specific available resources in different places in France and the Netherlands. The objects are based on the simple idea of People coming together, building things they need and enjoy using, exemplify how in joyful simple acts of creation change can occur.
Each rocket stove is an oven responding to different conditions in different contexts, ever-evolving and moving on, thereby capable to become a different version of itself.