A Sustainable Workspace

Lina Krug

Mit WHAT IF? A SUSTAINABLE WORKSPACE illustriert Lina Krug gemeinsam mit der Sustainability Group am Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie in Leipzig verschiedene Ansätze für nachhaltige Workspaces. In ihren Illustrationen finden sich unter anderem Lösungswege für die nachhaltige Weiterverwendung von Lebensmitteln oder die Entsorgung von Elektrogeräten wieder. Durch die Visualisierung der einzelnen Projektschritte möchte Krug die Umsetzung vorantreiben.

In cooperation with Sustainability Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig, Lina Krug created the project WHAT IF? A SUSTAINABLE WORKSPACE. Her illustrated work visualizes ideas and solutions for an environmentally friendly workspace, such as sustainable disposal of electronics or the reuse of food. Her project aims to accelerate implementation.

Lina Krug

I am 22 years of age and pretty exhausted.
After moving to a different city, getting in touch with Uni was pretty stressful. But I wouldn't have it any other way!!
I did it and I learned so much.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

A pretty vague question.
And not easily answered...

I just hope I am not burned out and that I have achieved some goals I will set myself.
So to answer it vaguely: I want to be happy with where I am

What is a good design for you?

A good Design in my eyes has to evoke something in the viewers eyes. Even if it is confusion. Because I think not every design has to present its point or propose right away and clearly.
To me, the viewer can question what he sees and wonder for a bit. That is when a design makes an imprint in peoples heads and therefore can declare itself as a good design.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

The most challenging was probably the transition from on-campus classes to online-classes. As I can imagine it was for most of us.
But I can definitely say, that I grew and learned alooot despite or maybe because of this challenge.

Who or what inspires you?

I think just people who made it.

So people who have found their visual voice and place in the field. That is where I want to be some day!

How do you approach a new project?

Brainstorming for sure.
And when I am not quite sure about my plan, I tend to procrastinate and start over some time later.
... Not the most officiant way of approaching, but it gets me there anyway.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

I can take the fear off of you (at least that is what I feared a lot):
You don't have to start as a freelancer right away.
Start somewhere where you have someone knowledgeable, someone who can teach you stuff.

Have you changed during your studies? How?


I became more sure of myself and what I do and I stopped comparing me and my skills with others (for the most part anyway)

I also stopped swimming in uncertainty's and started seeing what you can do with this degree.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I didn't want to become a accountant haha
I wanted to feel inspired in my future job. Even if that meant I'll end up somewhere where I don't earn a fortune.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

Having to get graded every semester.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

With my boyfriend and friends.
And hopefully with my family soon.

Say hi!

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