I am a PhD student with the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Researching the intrinsic human role in material and energy cycles, I explore more sustainable domestic ecologies. Since moving to Asia in 2005 his art and design research evolves around participatory models and spaces that bring environmental issues into a tangible, day to day experience. For the past five years Markus is investigating the intrinsic human role in material and energy cycles. Addressing the socio-cultural aspects of upgrading organic waste in Hong Kong, he launched in early 2015 a citizen-driven learning platform named Fermenting the City to evaluate the viability and sustainability of ecological alternatives in local production and consumption.
artist, researcher, fermenter, bokashi composter