Material Sweetie Shop

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Understanding material qualities and properties is imperative for designers. These Images showcase a material sweetie shop built from waste material and examples of the materials in use. The shop is intended as a learning resource for designers to help consider what existing materials can be utilised in design projects. It is estimated that roughly 80% of the environmental impact a product will have in its life cycle is decided during the design stage. While the aim is to eliminate waste all together by creating a circular process, with creations either being re-used or return to the earth as food (Barber, 2019) as Katie Treggiden highlights, 'the resources we need are no longer in the ground, but in landfill' (2020). This research looks to explore the possibilities of the materials and further understand how waste can change from a 'fact' into a 'category' and resource (ibid).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventEuropean Academy of Design (EAD) 2023: What got us here, won't get us there - Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Oct 202320 Oct 2023


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