Living without sanctuary

A speculative design project about society in a technological future.


Creative research – Concept – Prototyping –  Graphic Design
MA project in Design 
Listaháskóli Íslands (Iceland Academy of the Arts)
Reykjavík, Iceland

Exhibited in Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum in May 2017.


The camera as a prosthetic has grown to be a crucial organ for humans. As of now, it remains a technical extension for our bodies though. Living without sanctuary draws the image of a future scenario in which evolution has responded to our urge to document life through images.

What if we were born with an organ creating a real time documentation of each individual's life, whilst making it available for consumption of others? This thought experiment leads to innumerous questions revolving around human rights, human behaviour and human needs. 


Within the scope of a research-based paper, the current use of cameras as tools of documentation as well as their limits of accurate respresentation of reality are explored. 

Three prototypes of potential future products illustrate a fundamental shift in human behaviour responding to newly arisen ways of living in a world without sanctuary.


Selected Works

Human AnimalCommunication Design

Living without sanctuaryCommunication Design

Weil es mich gibtGraphic Design