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Waste Age

Waste Age Claimed

Designing out the waste crisis

Exhibition Overview

Waste Age

Exhibition Type
Nature, Popular Culture, Science and Technology
Area Size
500 to 1000 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Availability
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:


This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:
Collection and interpretation

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Core Experience
Immersive digital experience
Original collection

Photos

Credits / Image Information

Oxford Tire Pile #1, Westley, California, USA, 1999 photo, Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Description

Waste Age tells the story of the environmental crisis created by our ‘take, make, waste’ economy. The exhibition explores how trash can be transformed into new resources, and how design can help usher in a new age where there is no such thing as waste. 

Globally, over 2 billion metric tons of rubbish are produced annually and the World Bank estimates this will increase to 3.4 billion metric tons by 2050. Today only 15% of that is reclaimed. We are at a crisis point – we need to radically rethink our throwaway economy, changing systems and materials as well as thinking and behaviours. 

This exhibition explores what lies beyond our current toxic waste infrastructures, exploring the environmental, social and geopolitical forces at work. Here visitors will be immersed in the waste crisis before being shown the transformative potential of new design approaches that are redefining fashion, construction, food, electronics or packaging and the new materials that will help shape a cleaner future. 

This is an exhibition that not only seeks to imagine alternative futures, but one that empowers the visitor to be part of the solution. 

Collections

Photographs
Film & Sound
Technical objects

General Information

Created In
2020
Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
Languages
English

Venues

Past and Future Venues
Please note this exhibition is due to open at the Design Museum Autumn 2021 and will be available for tour following its close in the Spring 2022 (dates TBC)

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Immersive experience
Exhibition Add-Ons
Education kit
Media kit
Catalogue / book
Merchandise

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