COVID-19 is marking a re-structuring of the pharmaceutical landscape as nation states recognize a need for security and resilience within production processes. Heavily affected by the pandemic, the production of paracetamol slowed down significantly while demands grew due to the medication’s positive impact on symptoms of an infection with COVID-19. In response to the ongoing global pandemic, Mutated Industry points out how a highly confidential and ingrained pharmaceutical industry is developing resilient approaches to redesign its global supply chain. With a scenario set three years in the …
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Found Diagrams and Simulations of Supply Chains

Found Diagrams of Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Soundscape and Scenario Diagrams

Found Images of Visual Sound

Film Storyboards

Stills from Draft Rendering

Stills from Mutated Industry Final Film

Mutated Industry

Lauriane Heim and Colette Aliman

COVID-19 is marking a re-structuring of the pharmaceutical landscape as nation states recognize a need for security and resilience within production processes. Heavily affected by the pandemic, the production of paracetamol slowed down significantly while demands grew due to the medication’s positive impact on symptoms of an infection with COVID-19.

In response to the ongoing global pandemic, Mutated Industry points out how a highly confidential and ingrained pharmaceutical industry is developing resilient approaches to redesign its global supply chain. With a scenario set three years in the future, Mutated Industry explores strategies of total reshoring, the return of production back to the company’s original country, of a component critical for pharmaceutical production. A symphonic visual lecture, Mutated Industry addresses possible developments within a global pharmaceutical supply chain incited by disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Credits

Script: Colette Aliman, Lauriane Heim, Dr. Yao Jin

3D Rendering: Colette Aliman, Lauriane Heim, Alexandre Harster

Sound: Colette Aliman, Lauriane Heim, Guillaume Reibel, Johan Viladrich and Vincent Picoteiro

Additional Material

Mutated Industry Film Script PDF Link

References

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Bio

Colette Aliman (MA Contextual Design, 2019) and Lauriane Heim (MA Social Design, 2019) fabricate a future scenario in their project Mutated Industry, which explores a Eurocentric approach to the redevelopment of the French paracetamol supply chain.

Contacts

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