Are artistic unique designs necessary? Can they inspire change and action more than a new design, on top of a new design. And which is better for the ecology and the (entire) society. Julia Lohmann's sheep stomach lamps show the potential of beauty out of the undesirable. It works as a good metaphor for the parts of nature that capitalism views as useless due to their lack of monetary value. But does this piece need to exist and where does it exist in our web.
Currently I am stuck between creating, and the friction of production. Can we make better things without making more things? Our is mass production of design better because of the accessibility of things. Does that prevent things from being indispensable? If mass production ends does that end aspects of design? And should design be done through optimization by engineering?
In nature, I see design as a feat of evolution, not aesthetics. But aspects of beauty came from that desire to procreate as well. In that manner, design that isn't engineering is creating communication. It always seems to come back to that. Communication.