Alphabet Soup: A Materials Workshop – from DIY to PLA to PHB

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Alphabet Soup: A Materials Workshop – from DIY to PLA to PHB

Learn core principles, key strategies, and actionable outcomes you can apply to current and future practices of circularity!

By Tasmeem 2022, Radical Futures

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Date and time

March 9, 2022 · 9am - March 10, 2022 · 12pm +03


VCUarts Qatar Room 101c Doha, Al Rayyan Municipality Qatar

About this event

Two-day in-person workshop by Richard Lombard (Materials Specialist, Matter of Importance)

  • 9th March & 10th March 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Room 101c
  • Upon Registration Only

It is 2022, and the idea of circularity shouldn’t be “radical”. Yet, it is. We continue to promote consumption, at unsustainable levels, with little or no thought to the end-of-life considerations of that consumption. At the core of Circularity lie materials: raw, processed, and waste. For many of us, these are foreign elements – something “out there” and vastly incomprehensible. Using the device of cooking, however, this workshop will treat materials as “ingredients”, and seek to acclimatize participants with the creation of new materials through this familiar act. Drawing on the culinary metaphor – the ephemeral and intoxicating soufflé is the result of four simple ingredients that everyone has in their kitchen at this very moment. The key is in the handling of the materials.

With assistance from Yasmeen Suleiman, Rabab Abdulla, and Abdul Rahman Anwar.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only.

About the organizer

The 2022 conference Radical Futures addresses the role of design in shaping the future. Tasmeem Doha 2022: Radical Futures is an inclusive and multi-faceted view of the future, one that not only speculates on technological advancements—but on future threats and changes whether environmental, geographical, cultural, or social. Now more than ever, we must ask pertinent questions, raise critical dialogues, and respond with clarity.

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