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MA-TT-ER / LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2018.

WHY MATERIALS MATTER CONT…

What does it mean to live in a material world, and how do materials of the past and present hold the keys to our future?

‘Why Material Matter’ tackles these questions by focusing
on various issues that human beings face and by discussing potential materials-related solutions. Through the lens of intriguing projects by designers, artists, makers, and scientists, it presents a colourful panoply of ideas, technologies, and creative efforts that focus on the earth’s most basic elements, while also showing how these elements can be transformed into entirely new materials. How the ancient practices of dyeing fabric and making glue may hold the secret to renewable and earth-friendly consumer products is explored, alongside present solutions such as how recycling plastics can tackle food waste and how a type of light metal being developed may one day make air travel less fuel-reliant.

Eye-catching and provocative, Why Materials Matter serves as both a stimulating catalogue of possibilities and a timely manifesto on how to consume, manufacture, and design for a better future.

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