Designer & Certified Natural Healer
Location: Netherlands / Philippines
Bianca Carague is a designer and certified natural healer with an interest in culture, cognitive science, politics and well-being.
Having just finished her Master’s in Social Design in Design Academy Eindhoven, her work focuses on understanding the social, cultural and political implications of design on both the macro-systems and human scale. By using design as a social practice, she invites people into the lived experience of her speculative future scenarios through products, spaces, services and interfaces.
Mycelium to Dry Your Tears is a virtual sound bath and live guided meditation within Minecraft server for healing Bump Galaxy. In collaboration with a musician/DJ/sound healer and meditation coach, players participate in an ambient event in the server’s Symbiotic Jungle where they are invited to meditate on ecological solidarity, after which they journal about what they learned and build freely on the landscape.
BUMP GALAXY is a virtual world and community for mental health and care. In it, players can visit several different Care Commons and engage with mental health professionals from around the world. By visualizing psychology concepts onto a virtual landscape and creating a gameworld for healing, caring becomes playful and collaborative, deinstitutionalising healthcare and blurring the lines between a care giver and care receiver.