During 2018, 1,556,908 tons of waste were generated in the city of Barcelona, setting an average of 1.28 kilos of garbage per inhabitant per day. These figures are on the rise since 2013.
The proposal emphasizes mainly on the material transformation from experimentation, how objects and production methods are reinterpreted where the user is involved as part of the design process. It is intended to open a learning path generating new knowledge networks while reflecting and modifying the current culture of waste, involving users and inviting them to relate and act in a different way with the different new materials in everyday life.
From the waste generated at home, the user can use their waste to generate their own designs by mixing them with products that we can have at hand in any home and thus give them a new life. In this way, recycling is no longer done in containers but in a domestic process where it is the user himself who generates the object with his own material. How can we involve the city in this change? Can the material modify the process of an object?
The design proposal consists of seven stools formed from the material experimentation carried out, which, without seeking an immediate solution, intend to reflect on the generation of new materials from the waste produced in everyday life. The project also includes a website that aims to serve as a platform for users to have access to the recipe book of materials so that they can produce new objects and in turn, encourage the incorporation of new recipes to increase the recipe book and designs with new models or products.
víctor lópez design