Location: Creative initiatines city center, Tobolsk
Curators: Alexandra Sankova and Olga Druzhinina
Organized by: Moscow Design Museum and SIBUR
The “Fantastic Plastic” exhibition features design objects made from recycled plastic by more than 40 Russian and foreign designers. These are both realized projects and experimental ideas for plastic reuse - objects and photographs of objects made from recycled plastic. The projects, despite their diversity in scale, technique and functions, share the same idea: their authors refer to recycled plastic as an ideal material, convenient to work with and providing unlimited opportunities of creative ideas realization. The exhibition is aimed at raising public and experts’ awareness of the possibilities of plastic reuse, introducing the visitors to the international experience in this area, and drawing their attention to conscious consumption and waste management culture.
Aleksandra Sankova, Director of the Moscow Design Museum: “It is not only possible, but even necessary to recycle plastic. It can become the main basic material of the 21st century. Scientists, designers and architects have developed various technologies for plastic waste recycling to produce many useful items - and this is just the beginning of the way to introduce plastic as utility waste. There are designs made from recycled plastic bottles, caps, disposable plates and cups . Each recycled material has its own special properties but the main thing is that all of them can help to create long-life objects: boards for moorings or even roof tiles from recycled plastic will serve for more than 100 years”.
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive educational program, which includes master classes on artistic methods of waste recycling and lectures by Russian and foreign artists and designers on environmental design and work experience with recycled plastics.
For lectures, please, register on timepad
The project is realized as part of the "Culture" direction of the SIBUR charity program "Good Deeds Formula".