22 Sep Radical Matter
Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future
Radical Matter is an essential introduction for professionals and students to the latest cutting-edge design ideas which are on their way to shape not just the future of design, but the entire design-make-consume chain. Unlike similar publications which would either focus on the materials themselves, their properties and potential use, or on the entrepreneurial initiatives to exploit them, this book is devoted to both aspects. It calls attention to ten big ideas coping with materials including extreme waste material like shit and dust, through fully illustrated case studies and testimonies from global industry experts. Enticing and provocative at times, Radical Matter looks beyond the culture of material consumerism onto a future where design and ecology are integrated.