Fountain of Youth

Ines Glowania

When a chromosome replicates itself the end parts of chromosomes, called telomere, shorten successively. As older we get our telomere get shorter, which means they are a crucial factor of replicative senescence in cells and are therefore causing our aging.

A solution for stoping humans to age is the ‘immortality’ enzyme Telomerase, because it can lengthen the telomere. In my design proposal I use these new scientific findings for creating an installation questioning cellular immortality and confront the audience with the rapidity of discoveries.

Vlog: Introduction Ines Glowania

Hi, my name is Ines Glowania and I am an interdisciplinary designer based in Cologne (Germany). I focus on information design projects, which means I use design as a tool to built an understanding about the systems we are living in.

Within this context, my projects often deal with the performativity of things and start with an urge to create dialog around a certain topic. This is what led me to the design challenge by Cube design museum, as eternal life is not as impossible as we think and we need to start creating a dialog now.

Final prototype Fountain of Youth, now part of (Re)design Death

Design Challenge (Re)design Death

Cube design museum is organizing a design challenge in the run-up to the exhibition (Re)design Death. The exhibition consists of over forty Dutch and international design projects on death and the rituals surrounding it. And aims to remove the taboo around death and dying. The exhibition opens on february the 11th. More Information