the unmistakably human nest – the human magpie


Name: Friedrich Münkel

Nationality: german

Institution / Company: Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (student)


-WINNER of Videogame Architecture: 2 Drawings Competition


“NaissanceE” by Limasse Five:  You meander through the lost labyrinth of the degenerate proliferation, that once human, urban. Apeirophobic dimensions. Inhuman scale. As you walk your path, not knowing why or where, you follow the unreachable in constant fear of falling into endless depth. Being persecuted by an invisible opponent, breathing down your neck. Questioning your own sanity in sway between your frights and hopes, you wish nothing but to break out of these dimensions.


To me this game is a metaphor for contemporary society. Unspoken frights during apparent peace manifest in self-doubt, anxiety about the future and our build environment. There is real-life places which embody scenes of NaissanceE. Forgotten corners of our creation not meant for anybody.

The ”unmistakably human nest” is located somewhere at the edge of NaissanceEs’ endlessness, but could also find a place hidden in these corners of our cities. It is the antithesis of the game and embodies a dream of security, simplicity and peace. I imagine a player collecting unmistakably human objects to build his/her own nest like a human magpie in love with itself. Giving sense to the otherwise terrifying odyssey.

Find and build your own nest.


#journey #build environment #gamified urbanism #utopian #interaction between digital and physical world


Jury Comments

– Sofie Hvitved

Very well executed project and interesting mix of the challenges of modern soceity, architechture and gaming


– Kuba Jekiel

A fascinating idea that sets very basic but important questions about the nature of humans and our relationship with the surroundings and the ecosystem. Beautifully done visuals bring an element of wonder and nostalgia.

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