Series Of Biodegradable Household Objects Calls Out Consumer Waste

Series Of Biodegradable Household Objects Calls Out Consumer Waste
Design

The project aims to raise awareness of the impact of tossing disposable products after using them once

Lauren Kirkwood
  • 24 august 2017

Artist Shay Castel’s ‘This Is Temporary‘ project attempts to spark a dialogue about waste and consumerism in today’s culture. His thesis project, for the Holon Institute of Technology, consists of a number of ordinary objects that are typically thought of as permanent rather than disposable, including a clock, a speaker and a lamp.

The catch is that Castel’s creations are made of a biodegradable material, similar to a take-out carton. The idea is that most people will feel no guilt about tossing a disposable container after it’s been used for its designated purpose, because it is designed to look temporary. By creating a more long-lasting object like a clock, for example, out of the same “disposable” material, Castel raises questions about the nature of permanence.

This Is Temporary

Artist Shay Castel’s ‘This Is Temporary‘ project attempts to spark a dialogue about waste and consumerism in today’s culture. His thesis project, for the Holon Institute of Technology, consists of a number of ordinary objects that are typically thought of as permanent rather than disposable, including a clock, a speaker and a lamp.

+Arts & Culture
+arts & culture
+biodegradable
+consumerism
+Design
+Raise Awareness
+Sustainability
+Sustainability
+technology

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