Name, first nameSofie DeckersYear of birth1991UniversityHEADField of Interest / research fieldDesign Research and ReflectionTitle of projectZiggy StardustAbstract(How David Bowie reached the stars, sprinkled stardust over his audience
and was defeated by his own fame)

Ziggy Stardust is the alter ego of the British musician David Bowie. The album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars which came out in 1972 and the Ziggy Stardust World Tour from January 1972 to July 1973, tell the story of Ziggy Stardust, a rockstar messiah from outer space on a mission to save Planet Earth. For more than one year, David Bowie became the protagonist of his own imaginary scenario in real life. By contextualising David Bowie's alter ego in the shifting society of post-war London and comparing his approach of observing and transforming society with the approaches used by architects and designers of his time, this essay attempts to investigate how David Bowie's unique approach could inspire contemporary designers.
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