My morning starts early. I like mornings. They are fresh and untouched. I talk to my plants. I speak to the fish – apologize for the tank. We can’t all swim free I guess, but we should know that we could. So I let them know. I search for my keys, wallet, phone, headphones. I hate to put socks on, but after all, it’s Sweden. So I do it. I like to bike or go by bus and observe people. I work on different things in many places. I like to learn – always.
As you are approaching me I might lean back a little on my chair. I like to test out balance. You may realise that I listen carefully and take my notes with a fountain pen into a big black book. I use black ink. Preferably. You will notice my handwriting. I will be smiling while I listen to your voice and my head talking simultaneously. I will order another beer for you as I start asking questions. Some will make you smile – others won’t. That is what I like to do most of the time.
Amongst some other things.
Bettina is an Experience Designer, Forger, Researcher, and Artist.
Deeply rooted in an interdisciplinary approach, she challenges the boundaries of her discipline in service of society, culture and the environment. The formation of unique alliances is at the core of her craft. With practice-led research and experimental methods of problem-solving, she likes to work at the intersection of Art and Design, Science, and Education keeping a strong focus on human behaviour.
Being insight-driven, sensation based, prototyping and implementing or “intervening” new concepts, she is a critical thinker at heart. She is working and consulting on tangible and intangible forms of an outcome, dealing with the present as much as possible futures on a micro or systemic level for clients in industry, and academic environment.
Since 2013 she works with Daniel Rossi in the collaborative research and design practice “Present-Futures” and lately with the brilliant team of Radical Norms.
And yes – operating under Offshore Unlimited International (her company) – everything is possible.
This website is an intersection between an archive and a collection. It invites critical thought, borrowed and stolen goods, fails, feats, fears and all kinds of mirages. It reminds to celebrate the richness and devotion to a practice full of passion and daring, not bound to a single logic or disciplinary framework. A work in progress treating what we call reality as a never-ending discussion piece and ground for experimentation.
With some MUT this was made possible.