The Retrieved exhibition presents an overview of projects related to the theme of the sea, which is treated as both inspiration and a challenge.
For designers and scientists the sea depths are still unfathomable, barely discovered and understood. The starting question is how to better get to know the sea to be able to wisely use its resources while keeping in mind the protection of the environment.
Modern technologies allow the exploration of depths. They allow for a more accurate than ever study and analysis of the underwater fauna and flora. Understanding the specifics of the marine environment gives you the ability to translate observations into functional designs. Unfortunately, today one of the most plentiful resources in the sea is plastic. The work of designers is therefore also aimed at its creative processing, proposing new industry standards and increasing public awareness of ecology.
The present collection of works by international design studios, architectural firms, companies and organizations shows the diversity of possibilities for the treatment of the subject. Design is not the only solution as architecture also, thanks to its coexistence with the sea, allows for contact with water. In addition, projects are made available by the authors on the basis of open-source software, thus enabling the viewers to independently create facilities for research and hence - to better understand the problems of the sea.
We hope that the exhibition will become an inspiration for the creative and wise approach to the sea and water and will also arouse interest in innovative design solutions, which are friendly to the environment.