What if we can create new materials out of what seems to be waste, but are actually resources? Facilitated by the Materials Experience Lab and a collective of Japanese designers, in this workshop we explore opportunities in a circular economy through DIY materials. Introduced by Valentina Rognoli and her colleagues in 2015, DIY-Materials are created through individual or collective self-production experiences, as a result of a process of tinkering with materials. After an introduction by Camilo Ayala Garcia from Materials Experience Lab, you will go out to mine the city: find a potential resource of urban waste, which can be transferred into a potential material for product applications. This workshop is part of an emerging movement that started at Border Sessions in The Hague in 2018.
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- You will learn how new materials in circular economies are changing the design of products.
- You will learn about the emerging collaboration between Japanese and European hackers/designers for positive impact.
- After the workshop, you are ready to start your own local Mine The City chapter as a part of a global community of city miners.
- Camila Ayala Garcia, Ph.D. Candidate , Politecnico di Milano
- Jun Yamadera, all over the world, Eyes, JAPAN co. ltd./Safecast
- Jutaro Mochizuki, Creative DIrector / R&D Manager / Designer, HAKUHODO i-studio
Gerrit Jan van 't Veen, Director, Border Sessions
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