WORKSHOP: Plastics Workshop with Central St Martins


Saturday 27 April 2019

As part of our Material Textile ‘Common Threads’ weekend we are joined by Design Researchers from the MA Material Futures course at Central Saint Martins, London who will be running a workshop recycling plastic waste. Using a shredder, extruder and 3D printing technologies participants will repurpose recycled plastic in order to design a range of wearable objects. This is a completely unique opportunity to use the latest technology and discover one possible solution to the contemporary issue of how to dispose of single use plastics.

Less than a fifth of all plastic is recycled globally. This workshop will show how on the spot recycling is possible and how we can transform plastic waste streams into usable products. The aim of the workshop is to turn waste into a resource and, in doing so, demonstrate how we can start closing loops, moving away from linear thinking and embracing the circular economy.

MA Material Futures at Central Saint Martins is a two-year Masters course dedicated to exploring how we will live in the future through trans-disciplinary practice and expert collaboration. Through collaboration, risk-taking and blurring the boundaries between craft, science and technology we aim to look beyond existing disciplines to anticipate our future needs, desires and challenges for the 21st century.

Jack Newbury, Maël Henaff and Rachel Foley are Design Researchers from the MA Material Futures course at Central Saint Martins, London.

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