Waste Age – What can design do?
An exhibtion at The Design Museum, London until 20 February 2022. We are living in the age of waste. Is design the answer to leaving our throwaway culture behind? We all know waste is a big problem. So how are we going to fix it? A new generation of designers is rethinking our relationship to everyday things. From fashion to food, electronics to construction, even packaging – finding the lost value in our trash and imagining a future of clean materials and a circular economy could point the way out of the Waste Age. The exhibition showcases some of the visionary designers who are reinventing our relationship with waste, including Formafantasma, Stella McCartney, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Lacaton & Vassal, Fernando Laposse, Bethany Williams, Phoebe English and Natsai Audrey Chieza.

‘We must face the problem of waste – we can no longer ignore what happens to things when we get rid of them. Instead of thinking of objects as things that have an end life, they can have many lives. This is not just an exhibition it is a campaign, and we all have an active part in our future.’ Gemma Curtin, Curator.

“A powerful wake-up call” The Guardian (read full review here).


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Ingrid Ruegemer

Fields of Expertise: Art, Craft, Design