Cloud Magnet: The Ethical Imperative for Environmental Health and Restoration
Cloud Magnet seeks to contribute to contemporary design discourse through a research and design project that evaluates the restorative capabilities of performative materials within a localized ecosystem. Specifically, it aims to produce a proof-of-concept prototype of a cloud-producing kite in the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Cloud Magnet examines the co-dependencies between material, form, energy, and environment. The impetus for this project is to explore how design can contribute to the stabilization of the atmosphere and the restoration of the forest.
KEYWORDS: ethics, environmental restoration, material performance, phase change material, carbon fiber reinforced polymers