Co-work update post

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Concept

  • Basic idea: A green circle of food and food package: wrap food with their rooted, peel version!
  • Some food and fruit peels with a lot of fibers (such as mushrooms and onions), can be considered to used as the main material of fabric and papers, also some fungus on rooted food are super colorful and are able to dying.
  • What I wanna do: Generating pieces of fabric that totally generate from rooted food and peels, even fungus on fruit (fibers, dying, label paper), and try to make it possible to become the package of the original food. Imagine there is a bag of mushroom, its bag is made of mushroom itself. or a box of tomato, whose box is all from rooted tomato.
  • Problems: Is it possible to make rooted food into totally food safety paper and dying materials? /  Any more ideas based on this “circle” thoughts?

 

Timeline

Mar.1       Research and idea proposal

Mar.8      Idea proposal  & Presentation, Collecting fruit peels from the floor.

Mar.15     Spring break ( Try to finalize ideas and materials during this period)

Mar.22    Material experiment  —- paper from fruit

Mar.29    Material experiment  —- paper decorating and dying

Apr.5       Material experiment  —- plastic, leather or other structures

Apr.12     Material experiment  —- try tannin and finish

Apr.19     Build and design   —– Packaging and outlook design

Apr.26    Build and design  —- Debugging and finalize

May.03   Final presentation

 

Materials we’re thinking:

Onions (Lot of fibers)

Avocado Skin (Super nice pink color)

Fruit peels (Get from the waste)

 

Other things we may wanna try:

Combining with plastic, fruit glue

Tannic acid ( Into leather)

 

Reference:

[1]

屏幕快照 2017-03-07 下午4.50.19

 

[2]

It is fanciful to imagine that one day all these drifting plastic bags and bottles will suddenly break down and disappear.
As with so many ecological problems, there are also materials which could be used as an alternative to plastics – for example, for years now biodegradable plastics have been produced with properties which are almost indistinguishable from traditional plastics. However, because of the lack of demand, they are still considerably more expensive. These organic plastics are so-called biopolymers – molecule chains of greater or lesser length which are formed from living organisms, in other words of vegetable (starch, cellulose, pectin), bacterial (polylactic acid) or animal origin (gelatine, wool, silk etc.). They can be supplemented by reinforcing materials such as natural fiber or filling matter.

(credit to HIGH-TECH MEETS ECO, TEXT BY NORA SCHMIDT, BERLIN, GERMANY)

 

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