Laura Olson


Laura Olson


Laura Olson


Laura Olson


Laura Olson


Emily Maddox


Emily Maddox


Emily Maddox


Emily Maddox


Marcelina Paulinska


Marcelina Paulinska


Marcelina Paulinska


Marcelina Paulinska


Adhocism Part 4 - Design Activism

12th June 2014

The last post in the Adhocism series showcases three students who explored issues around reducing waste.

General waste and excess in our daily lives as well as considering issues of waste on both a personal and more industrial level are key issues that each designer touched upon in their own personal way.

Marcelina Paulinska took a very human centred approach with her project with the aim of considering personal recycling.

Holding a series of workshops she worked with individuals to create new functional objects from their own waste that would be useful in their daily routine. The outcome of the project was to encourage users to consider a creative way to re use their waste whilst at the same time raising awareness about recycling.

Considering issues of waste on all levels, Laura Olson worked with jesmonite mixed with waste material as well as using recycled containers as tools and moulds for her objects.

Considering the lifecycle of an object, its materials and its uses, Laura explored minimising waste in conjunction with TED 7 design for ethical production. Creating future fossils her work explores aesthetics akin to future synthetic nature - man made materials that resemble natural ones.

Emily Maddox took the humble sock that is often discarded having lost its pair or due to holes and re invented into a new desirable object such as a vase using a problem waste stream, household paint.

A big issue, waste household paint is a big polluter and an issue that many collectives are trying to solve. Making a comment on such issues Emily's work is both humorous and thought provoking about how our personal waste affects us both on a local and global perspective.

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