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.
Design Challenge (Re)design Death