A Honeybee's Life in the Year 2050 - Challenge Brief
Due to multiple factors, the honeybee – an essential component of our existence as human beings, are dying every day at an alarming rate.
Using an eco-centered approach, linked US/UK workshop teams will explore contributing factors to the honeybee’s current trajectory – then design a sustainable solution that encourages population growth, restores and maintains nature-driven pollination practices, and enhances the quality of life of locally-based colonies.
Imagine the year 2050, what impact might a sustainable approach have on the ecosystem and well-being of the honeybee as well as the livelihood of their keepers within the US and UK?
Life in the Year 2050
Design Solutions from Multiple Perspectives
Art and Design
A habitat designed to support both the honeybees’ and beekeepers’ wants and needs as it relates to stabilizing relevant cycles in the ecosystem
A user experience design that clarifies both positive and negative impact on society of past, current and potential future beekeeping practices
A sustainable design solution that addresses the impact on the overall relevant ecosystem and reverses the impact of previous adverse beekeeping practices
An effectively designed short-cycle feedback loop system that captures real-time data on the impact of interventions and informs decision making of proposed solution
A structural design solution that offers the honeybee healthy reproduction options and pollination practices as a component of a relevant ecosystem
A statistical beekeeping design model that represents historical, current trends and estimated potentials for ongoing future impact