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The insect’s attraction – a designer’s investigation with disgust and fascination

The meaning of distaste and disgust as an aestetic attraction seems paradoxical at first glance, but it activates our deeper emotions. For example the appearance of insects provocates and releases emotional erruptions. The impact of those impressions are sustainably anchored and influence the behaviour of humans increasingly. In the western society insects are combined with disgust. In times of ressource scarcity and overpopulation the high potential of them is not be seen, like using them as an substitute for meat. The consideration of slowly launching an adjustment and to give humans an understanding of insects, including their potential, is self-evident. The appeal’s aestheticization is the core of our thesis. We worked experimentally with the insects, analyzed the distate’s principles and pushed ourselfs in an area between disgust and attraction.