Metabolic Processes for Leftovers
In 2019 a group of designers were paired with six large manufacturing companies in Southern Sweden for the project What Matter_s 2.0 with the goal of developing new sustainable materials and applications using industrial waste.
The purpose of the project was to present the innovative power of interdisciplinary collaborations. Using ‘design thinking’ as a method and a form of ‘metabolic processes, industrial leftovers are treated and valued as raw materials. The exhibition showcases the resulting concepts and explores possible applications so. It also gives an insight to some of the challenges connected to waste management for manufacturers.
What matter_s 2.0 is an indirect continuation of the project What matter_s in which Form/Design Center, SPOK and Art & Science Initiative gave designers the opportunity to collaborate with leading materials researchers in Southern Sweden. The results of these collaborations were presented in a joint exhibition at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven 2018 and also in an extended exhibition at Form/Design Center.
Carl-Ludvig Svensson + Vida
Henriksson & Lindgren + Kiviks Musteri
Kajsa Willner + Stora Enso
LAB LA BLA & Natural Material Studio + Ballingslöv
Louise Hederström + Finja Prefab
M&E + Movomech
The exhibition will also be shown during the first edition of Southern Sweden Design Days which will be held 27–30 May 2021 in Malmö.
What Matter_s 2.0 was made possible with support from Region Skåne.
Photo: David Stjernholm