Making Lemonade: Generation Scrap

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October 20, 2020
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Add to Calendar 2020-10-20 00:00:00 2020-10-20 23:59:59 Making Lemonade: Generation Scrap Generation Scrap: Forecasting for Sustainability  Today we live in a world that creates more waste than it does reduce, reuse, or recycle. In reaction, designers in all disciplines are trying to address this through the exploration of new materials and production processes, creating a new design language and landscape that moves beyond industry or craft. These efforts towards a more sustainable future strongly resonate with the values of younger generations. If the Oxford dictionary defines “Pop Culture” as “modern popular culture aimed particularly at younger people”, one might define this current moment in society amongst Millennials and GenZ, that of grappling with society’s mass amount of waste with the desire to reduce the ecological footprint, as “Scrap Culture”. Embracing this mindset, one might refer to this generation as Generation Scrap. This video presents the CoLab project with Mohawk Group in the introductory Interior Finish Materials course at Ohio State’s Department of Design.  Generation Scrap looks at design trend forecasting through the lens of GenZ to address sustainability and global waste mitigation culminating in speculative carpet designs.  Presenters: Rebekah Matheny, Associate Professor and Project Lead Katherine Hunter, 2019 1st place winner Serena Schwallie, 2019 2nd place winner   Online Urban Arts Space uas@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Generation Scrap: Forecasting for Sustainability 

Today we live in a world that creates more waste than it does reduce, reuse, or recycle. In reaction, designers in all disciplines are trying to address this through the exploration of new materials and production processes, creating a new design language and landscape that moves beyond industry or craft. These efforts towards a more sustainable future strongly resonate with the values of younger generations. If the Oxford dictionary defines “Pop Culture” as “modern popular culture aimed particularly at younger people”, one might define this current moment in society amongst Millennials and GenZ, that of grappling with society’s mass amount of waste with the desire to reduce the ecological footprint, as “Scrap Culture”. Embracing this mindset, one might refer to this generation as Generation Scrap. This video presents the CoLab project with Mohawk Group in the introductory Interior Finish Materials course at Ohio State’s Department of Design.  Generation Scrap looks at design trend forecasting through the lens of GenZ to address sustainability and global waste mitigation culminating in speculative carpet designs. 


Presenters:

Rebekah Matheny, Associate Professor and Project Lead

Katherine Hunter, 2019 1st place winner

Serena Schwallie, 2019 2nd place winner


 

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