Sustainability and the Designer: Naziha Mestaoui

Protecting forests is essential to supporting a healthy environment: trees are one of the solutions to fighting the greenhouse effect, saving clean water, and providing a habitat for wildlife.”

Mestaoui receives a face painting from an indigenous woman (Retrieved from: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1188361087/1-heart-1-tree)

Who: Naziha Mestaoui

Born: Brussels, Belgium

Lives in: Paris, France

Media Used: Digital art, virtual reality, light installation, and real-time 3D video mapping

Best Known Work: “1 Heart 1 Tree”

Inspiration: Aboriginal peoples of the Amazon, Oman, and India; symbolism behind the tree

Depiction of “1 Heart 1 Tree” (Retrieved from: nazihamestaoui.com/one-heart-one-tree-a-virtual-forests-growing-onto-the-citys-famed-monuments/)

 

How “1 Heart 1 Tree” works (Retrieved from: https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/003/890/579/935d4dbfae0f701a4ad3e4440fecb371_original.jpg?v=1433021264&w=680&h=&fit=max&auto=format&q=92&s=584975507fe1624122b12d86d6e21011)

 

Videos:

  1. “1 Heart 1 Tree” https://vimeo.com/169356475
  2. “Live Oak Tree of Life” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5XntksTOzM
  3. “1 Tree 1 Planet” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXgWBrzu1AI
  4. “1 Beat 1 Tree” https://vimeo.com/108783779

 

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