In 2015, the average European used 16 tonnes of materials. Our demand for materials is intense. As an activist reaction to the accelerating degradation of the environment due to this high demand for material use, more and more designers act as ‘active maker’ of materials rather than ‘passive recipient’. Accordingly, anything tangible could be a resource for DIY-material makers, including materials which mobilize sources we (the society) consider as waste, such as domestic and industrial waste, and discarded sources or by-products from food or raw material production which most of the time appear invisible to us.
We invite you to join us to explore ‘Dutch ways of living’ as a resource for DIY-Materials tinkering in the ‘Mine the City Lab’ 2-Day MATTERathon at Border Sessions – Tech Culture Festival, June 15th and 16th 2018.
Here you can find the full call: