Bergström, Jenny and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan and Vallgårda, Anna and Jeczmyk, Olivia and Bildinstitutet, (2013) Symbiots. In: SWITCH! Design and everyday energy ecologies. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Stockholm, pp. 159-200. ISBN ISBN (Print) 9789198092400 ISBN (E-book): 9789198092417

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‘Symbiots’ imagines forms in the urban landscape that operate parasitically — emerging and thriving when households or neighborhoods reduce energy consumption. For people, the provision of these as public functions acts as a reward. For Symbiots, it lures people away from their private habitats and energy-consuming habits, thus leaving more power for others in the electricity grid. The project queries increasing competition for natural resources and current human- (versus eco-) centered design paradigms. Symbiots takes the form of a photo series in the genre of contemporary hyperreal art photography. Produced as posters, these have been the basis for raising awareness and discussions with neighborhood residents.

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