Transforming Waste: REFUNC and Salvaging Creativity

Exhibition
On Display
January 28, 2014 to February 22, 2014
Location
Linear Gallery

Architecture and design are ultimately about problem solving. Our current fast-food, throw-away culture cannot continue as a sustainable habit. Architecture is unique in its ability to directly influence the world we live in through the design process and the choices architects make. Incorporating the overwhelming amount of waste society produces into building could significantly mitigate our harmful environmental footprint. This exhibit will showcase projects of the design laboratory REFUNC from the Netherlands and the functional found object studio Salvaging Creativity from York, PA. Using their innovative solutions as an example, we hope to bring attention to the issue of waste and how to transform it into something positive. The exhibit will also document the process and results of the two-day workshop with REFUNC, where students from across disciplines come together for a high intensity hands-on maker session.

 

Workshop

January 21-22 from 10:00am-5:00pm

 

Lectures

January 21 at 10:00am - Jan Korbes and Denis Oudendijk - REFUNC

January 22 at 10:00am - Patrick Sells - Salvaging Creativity

 

Presented by Linear Gallery + mDIL

 

Supported by: UMD Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Architecture, UMD School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, UMD Student Government Asscociation, and the Kibel Gallery