retail industry’s Holy Grail is a product that everyone
wants to buy. But when shoppers can buy anything they want and
are encouraged to buy more than they need, products quickly turn
to waste. And the environmental and social costs of our disposable
lifestyles are overlooked. To explore the concept of consumable
waste, a design exhibit will be held in conjunction with the international
conference, Waste – The Social Context ‘08, to be
held in Edmonton (May 11 – 15, 2008).
Consumable Waste Exhibit challenges local talent to design or
redesign a product that will minimize or eliminate waste in
the production process, and stimulate a reconsideration of waste
and consumption behaviour in the audience.
The exhibition will begin on this
blog and culminate in a physical show held at Latitude 53
from May 13 – 24, 2008.