2326 May 2024
My program
2326 May 2024
My program

Exhibition

Material Driven Design

Material Driven Design

Exhibition with regenerative materials that cares for our climate.

In the course Material Driven Design (7,5ECTS), we are driven by a profound commitment to sustainable practices. Product Design students from K3, Malmö University, use organic waste streams to create the materials of the future and to find new application areas by turning waste into resources. This year, we have worked with residual flows from the food industry, where Svensk Hampaindustri AB and Lilla Protein Fabriken (SLU) have contributed with their residual flows from hemp, blast from sugar beets and kale. 

With these new biomaterials, we are challenging the industry's choice of materials and consumer behavior. Do things have to be made of plastics that last for 400 years when they are only used for a limited period of time? Shouldn't we take better care of our things so they last longer? Designing with biomaterials also places demands on the designer who needs to integrate the material already at the beginning of the design process and take a position on what behaviors the user needs to change in the future. Traditionally, we care for leather, wood and some of our textiles. Why can't we care for more materials?

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