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Space4Inspiration: survival lab: designing countermeasures for natural disasters.

Dominoni, Annalisa; Quaquaro, Benedetto; Fairburn, Susan

Authors

Annalisa Dominoni

Benedetto Quaquaro

Susan Fairburn



Contributors

Loredana Di Lucchio
Editor

Lorenzo Imbesi
Editor

Paul Atkinson
Editor

Abstract

The advances made for spaceflight have influenced almost every aspect of modern life on Earth through spin-off technologies. Looking at the space environmental context and crew dynamics, we can gain insight and inspiration into how to manage stressful and unpredictable emergency situations. In this paper we enquire into ways that design can help generate countermeasures to enhance our resilience in terrestrial extremes, and generate solutions for sustained survival against natural disasters. The extraordinary dynamics in urban populations means that growing numbers of people find themselves in extreme environmental situations: floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, fire or hurricane. Design for space and extreme environments provides the transformative lens for applying lessons learned from one extreme scenario to another. What if the design of an emergency habitation module could be transformed into a Survival Lab: a mobile training centre able to recreate analogue conditions determined in natural disasters and prepare people to respond actively?

Start Date Apr 12, 2017
Publication Date Sep 6, 2017
Journal Design journal
Print ISSN 1460-6925
Electronic ISSN 1756-3062
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Volume 20
Issue Supplement 1
Pages S1927-S1937
Series ISSN 1756-3062
ISBN 9781138090231
Institution Citation DOMINONI, A., QUAQUARO, B. and FAIRBURN, S. 2017. Space4Inspiration: survival lab: designing countermeasures for natural disasters. In Di Lucchio, L., Imbesi, L. and Atkinson, P. (eds.) Design for next: proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference, 12-14 April 2017, Sapienza, Italy. Design journal [online], 20(Supplement 1), pages S1927-S1937. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352710
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352710
Keywords Analogue; Resilience; Space design; Spinoff

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