Xarxa de centres d'ensenyament superior de disseny per a la innovació social i la sostenibilitat

SEAWEED

Alumnes: Lea Karrasch

Professor/s: Raquel Llaberia

Agents: Área Metropolitana de Barcelona

Escola: IED Barcelona, Escola Superior de Disseny

Estudis: Títol Superior de Disseny

Assignatura: Disseny de producte

Curs: 3r

Any acadèmic: 2019-2020

Concurs social d’idees destinat a l’alumnat d’escoles i universitats de disseny industrial i d’enginyeria tècnica industrial per donar un nou ús a les armilles salvavides, de llanxes pneumàtiques (dinguis), roba i altres materials que s’acumulen a l’illa de Lesbos (Grècia), organitzat per l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona.

The high potential of seaweed for bioplastics gives the planet great opportunity for more circularity within the consumer world. Seaweed has been developed, designing single-use compostable gloves for Covid-19 impacted stores & supermarkets. People with a lack of resources, can download recipes and create their own.

The algae gloves help to fertilize soil and give valuable nutritions to gardens and is not only zero waste but 100% Circular.

Many refugees are living in camps since more than 10 years now. Many camps dont have running water, people are living in closet spaces together. The risk of infection is high, the resources are low. How can refugees protect themselves better ? How can their camp be more sustainable, less littered by plastic ? How can it be profitable for the whole community

Pandemic —> Quarantine of consumption —> selfsuf – ficiency & mindfulness —> slowing down —> better environment —> chinese exports halt —> local indus – tries —> local activities —> people based initiatives —> cottage industries —> „the Age of the Amateur“ —> DIY aesthetic -> manual labour cherished above all

Instead of continuous first aid, the refugees are now provided with tools for self aid & development to become self-sufficient in a long term perspective.

The KAH project  is based on an imagined future scenario. The following information will clarify doubts about its origin, the future scenario itself and the credibility of the set trend forecast for the following project.

The main goals are

  1. EXPLORE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR REFUGEES TO CREATE THEIR OWN HYGENIC PROTECTIVE WEARABLES.
  2. IMPROVE LIFE AND HEALTH CONDITIONS IN REFUGEE CAMPS.
  3. PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE AND TOOLS AS A BASE FOR INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT SECURING A PROFITABLE BUT SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.

After many tests, an element composition was achieved that allowed the generation of a material capable of being molded and flexible.

 

Xarxa de centres d'ensenyament superior de disseny per a la innovació social i la sostenibilitat