Design for Sustainability

Material

A curated collection and workshop by Mario Gagliardi on local, handmade objects in northern Thailand and Laos. These objects smartly utilize the properties of natural materials in their method of making.
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Craft

A collaboration with silk weavers from Buri Ram and rattan furniture makers in Surat Thani to explore techniques and work with them on new prototypes. The intention was not to use design as a top-down process where the craftsman is merely an executer, but to offer design concepts as a canvas for collaborative interpretation, and in the process give the workshops an idea of how design could help them in making consumers re-appreciate the value of their work.
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Organic Public Services

Contemporary cities are in need of public spaces which work better for their citizens. This proposal for the Korean Ministry of Culture combinines intelligent technology and sustainability. The system is based on modular design elements, designed to be easily installed in existing public spaces.
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