In Brief

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

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.

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.