What if bricks made from human excrement provided better thermal insulation than common bricks? Are we prepared to insulate our homes with chicken feathers in the future? Or for our cars to run on fuel made from urine?
Right from the origins of humanity, waste has formed part of new opportunities that have been discovered or developed either by chance or intentionally. This workshop will focus on today’s context, with a planet on the brink of collapse and a scientific revolution that kicked off centuries ago, and will urge us to get on with new, hitherto inconceivable uses in materials.