a floating future-lab for the “European Capital of Culture”

With our “FlowGarden” project in the backyard of the townhall of Hanover 2019, we were able to demonstrate the beauty of creativity, the power of collaboration and the sustainability of holistic learning spaces through participatory Float projects. As the city of Hanover applies for the title “European Capital of Culture” in 2025, Open-Island developed a […]

Flow-Garden, das schwimmende Klassenzimmer

Schwimmende Gärten für erlebnisorientierte BildungsarbeitDer FlowGarden wurde aus 5 modularen Open-Island Modulen auf dem Maschteich am hannoverschen Rathaus zusammengesetzt und von Mai bis Oktober 2019 mit einem vielfältigen Programm genutzt. 20 Schulklassen beteiligten sich am Bau und den gärtnerischen Angeboten des schwimmenden Schulgartens mit eigenen Beeten, die über die gesamte Saison mittels Kapillarbewässerung bis zur […]

Lake-of-Change, Bengaluru

Together with landscape planners, engineers, eco-activists and cultural-creative folks from Bangalore/India and all over, we together focus on urban water bodies within our upcoming “Lake-of-Change” MakerCamp. „Lake of change“ starts as a participatory process and cross-cultural happening on a “Kalyani” (Indian temple-tank) in Bangalore/India. Our goal is to prototype a variety of EcoDesigns, capable to […]


Open-Island Varanasi, part 2

Transforming a riksha to an Impact-Kiosk As the River Ganges in Varanasi is the most holy water-body throughout India, we @makers4humanity were not allowed to float an upcycled island on the first attempt. So we used the limited time of our maker-camp to transform a riksha into a mobile land-based object: the Impact-Kiosk. See part […]


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Joy Lohmann

About Me

When I built the first floating Island, the “future-raft” for the world fair EXPO2000, I didn´t know, that this subject would accompany me for more than 20 years…
As an artist and designer, a climate activist and project manager, I found the ideal playground and a powerful tool to change (or at least inspire) the world.

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