The Emergency Greenhouse
The emergency greenhouse was about designing a pragmatic object, the tent to provocate. We would like to emphasize, in the near future, we won’t be able to survive in our lands due to climate change. We refer to the 1970’s global tools and say “we are going back to basics”. We create a post-apocalyptic situation where everybody has to grow his own food. “The tent” is, in fact, a device rather than a shelter. It’s easily movable, adjustable for all climates.
You are on your way back home from a busy day at work. Supermarket: “What should I have for dinner? These tomatoes taste like PLASTIC. Eggs? No, there is a warning of INFECTED eggs all over the news. Why are all the fruit racks EMPTY? I really wanted some oranges.”
Now, imagine yourself in 2100. Not so far away. The temperature rose by 2 degrees, leaving the Mediterranean inlands DRIED OUT. Your tomatoes and oranges could not adapt any longer and are now extinct. Can we give an original tomato a title of endangered species?
The temperature rose by 2 degrees, leaving Mediterranean coasts FLOODED. In search of harvestable land - YOU HAVE TO MOVE.
SURVIVAL MODE ON
“Clean air, water, NUTRIENTS, shelter, sleep” - you were thinking what would your basic needs be. But this is what they are, for all of us.
The Emergency Greenhouse is a provocative answer to the basic need of nutrients, providing enough food for 1 year, in extreme conditions.
Back then - just 80 years ago - your HOME was different. You had to CHANGE the lands you inhabit, in order to re-start the harvesting. The conditions you are living in are nothing like you’re used to. There are no systems providing all that you need from an organized network. You have to provide your basic needs all by YOURSELF.
# Air pollution causes 1 - 8 deaths worldwide.
# 1.1 million people die from diarrheal diseases directly attributable to unsafe water.
# More than 200 diseases are spread through food.
# Over half a million people are homeless. One quarter of them are children.
This is your personal greenhouse.
It is easy to move, pack, carry and adaptable structure. This device is easy to be used by anyone, following the simple steps of its assemblage and creating the correct atmosphere for the plants’ grow.
And it wears the coolest jeans you’ve seen so far. It repurposes recycled plastic sheets and leftover fabrics of Soorty Enterprises which were once waste.
This way the 85% of unloved jeans which would end up in landfills will be repurposed for its bigger roles. The tent functions with 4 types of fabrics that are easily attached one to another with the zip:
whole denim - gives the tent its shade, animal and weather protection
mesh denim - to provide enough air flow for the growing
white half transparent - it will give your veggies necessary light
transparent plastic sheet - will heat up in the cold seasons
All of the fabrics are to be combined and placed based on the season and tent position in order to provide for the successful harvest.
With the tent, you’ll have all of your facts and crops right.
The rural, pastoral, humble and simple way of life this device is encouraging, is the art-project addressing and provoking that we must learn from our past to take actions for the future.
With the unity of the basic form of shelter with contemporary expansion of denim material usage, we address the unity of all of us, the residents of Earth, to design together.
By simulating the extreme conditions, we raise awareness and motivate the single user to take action from the small scale to make a significant change.
“The best way to predict the future is to design it”.
Meet The Team
Anita Lagator is an architect and interior designer based in Milano. After earning a Master degrees in both, she specialized in High-end Hotellerie and Private housing. Her enthusiasm for Lifestyle and Fashion add to her design practice, yet her primary inspiration are people. To see more of her work visit; al-design.me
Gizem Çintan is a multi-disiplinary designer from Istanbul. After her Art Management studies, her passion of design took her to Milan for postgraduate studies on Interior & Living Design. Following freelance projects on different design fields, Gizem has founded Living Tailors in 2019. Living Tailors collaborates with like-minded individuals and brands from around the world to conduct art & design projects.
Maria Mouriño is a Retail Designer at Nomade Architettura, currently based in Milan, she is originally from Madrid (Spain). She is well known for her love and passion of all fields design related. In particular she is known for her work in interior and product design. Having worked on many international projects with high end retailers, she has gained valuable experience in this area of expertise.