Alternative materiality – bft x idsi
to a fun-filled workshop of learning, experimenting and exploring!
the alternative materiality workshop looked into the following 3 goals:
how do people benefit?
•developing performative composite materials for healthier and responsive environments.
•ensuring sustainable consumption and use.
how does the industry benefit?
•examining material systems to relook at the present extraction, manufacturing and disposal patterns for businesses.
•using industry waste as a resource thereby redefining economic models to build national capital.
how does the planet benefit?
•resource recovery and reduced dependency on raw material extractions.
•reducing carbon emissions in the atmosphere that leads to climate change.
•eliminating waste streams from being disposed of in the natural environment.
a three day workshop where students were first given a brief introduction about eco-friendly and sustainable materials by shreyas more and meenal sutaria - co-founders of new material research center at isdi, then groups were formed where the students did a broad-spectrum analysis of what materials they were going to be using, so that on the 3rd day while they were developing their cement tiles, they had clarity on the products.
workshop designers and mentors. shreyas more @shreyasmore09, meenal sutaria @meenal_sutaria and firdaus variava @firdybaba
knowledge partner. new materials research centre #nmrc at isdi school of design and innovation @isdimumbai
industry partner. bharat floorings and tiles @bharatfloorings
student participants from. i.e.s college of architecture @iescoa_daily , idc iitb @idc_iitbombay , pillai college of architecture, national institute of design @nid_india , svt college of home science, rachanas sansad's academy of architecture @aoamumbai .