BodyBackground
Menu

Project

Rik Maarsen

Department: Man and Leisure
Website: www.rikmakes.space

MATERIALISED THEORY

WHAT
An educational tool that visualises the complicated theory of macro-economics in a tangible model for high school students.

WHY
Did you completely understand what was going on in the Greek debt crisis and where it went wrong? Words are often not enough to explain the practical meaning of facts and figures. That’s why Rik Maarsen materialised them in an open source design.

HOW
A map of Europe with 3D-printed models of banks and parliament buildings forms the playground for an interactive session of economics. By loaning money for national investments and by reconstructing the events that led to Greece’s troubles, students experience the cause and effect of economic crisis first hand.

QUOTE
When words acquire shape, they become easier to understand and remember.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Icon
Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman