Nina Blume



Is a Berlin-based designer, reseracher, editor and curator. Besides developing her own projects, she finds her passionate role in creating (plat)forms to bring different voices together through printed publications, curated group exhibitions, dinner rounds, or experimental events.

Nina is one-third of the curatorial collective (Non)Depleted and an artist member of the project space Gr_und. Currently working as an editorial assistant at Making Futures, a practice-based research project of the architecture studio Raumlabor.




Curatorial

Education

(NON)DEPLETED
Gr_und, Berlin, Germany 04/2021

(NON)DEPLETED
Dutch Design Week 2020, Netherlands, 10/2020

BA COMMUNICATION
FH Postdam, Germany 2015—2021

TRENDS & IDENTITY
ZHdK, Zurich, 2018

Exhibitions

DÈ-JARDINER
Gr_und, Berlin, Germany 06/2019


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Counter-Cycling




“Alternating between air, soil and sea, nitrogen cycles in various forms through our ecosystems, creating the basis for growth of all living beings. Since it has become an essential element of our economic growth systems, nitrogen is now an indicator of agricultural overproduction as well as depletion. Most plant species are adapted to low-nutrient environments and are now vanishing from our landscapes, together with insects and other animals that depend on them.” – Aldo Leopold, Odyssey (1949)

“Counter Cycling” is a project, which explores the effects of nitrogen in a poetic an investigative way. While Co2 has won its place in public attention and awareness, the issue of nitrogen is still very much in the background. The project attempts to change that by initiating consciousness through interactive visualisations and artistic experiments. In collaboration with Myriel Milicevic, we exhibited an interactive installation consisting of various objects to explore the thematic of nitrogen in a playful way. The different tools of “Counter Cycleing” measure the urban nitrogen and draw Counter-Cycles for soil, water and air. This interactive and artistic transfer of knowledge is intended to create new approaches to environmental policy issues.
The exhibition was complemented by a tour through Wedding, in which environmental experts, environmental politicians, artists and city dwellers took part and discussed topics from various sides.


The project was shown within the group exhibition’s “Dé-Jardiner”, which examined the urban garden’s anthropomorphisation as a space designed by humankind for its own convenience.



Collaboration:
Myriel Milicevic (Interaction Design & Artist)


Dé-Jardiner, Gr_und
7–28 June 2019

Contributors: 
Between Us and Nature - A Reading Club, Chloé Silbano, Emmanuel Hubaut, Marisa Benjamim, Karen Houle, Karine Bonneval, Maider Elcano, Myriel Milicevic and Nina Blume, Nelly Monnier



An interactive station within the exhibtion allows visitors to draw their personal N-cycle based on their behaviour.




While investigating the urban environment, the group draws counter-cycles for soil, water and air with the compass.


The nitrate fishings clean the urban lakes from the excess of nitrate through the roots of specialised plants.


The Counter Cycling Tour ended in a poetic reading of Aldo Leopold‘s “Odyssey” and a common dinner at the site of SUZ, Wedding.

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