“The recent studies on plastics and human health are alarming. They have revealed that plastics are polluting our inner worlds – our lungs, our blood, the placentas of our unborn children. The long-term repercussions of this remain unknown.”
Plastic People is a Space Available art project exploring the story of synthetic plastics, their influence on consumer culture, the planet and our health, and how the design and art industries can help create circular systems that challenge destructive linear thinking. It is the first project to be exhibited at MoSa.
Spanning multiple physical- and digital-world elements such as NFTs, physical sculptures, Space Available product installations and a case study exhibit, Plastic People dives into the gifts and curses of plastic as a material over the decades in an effort to create awareness around modern waste culture and the impacts of plastic on human health.
This project is about making space for nature. All of the profits will go towards the creation of Space Available’s new recycling facility in Java – an area listed as the second-worst plastic polluter in the world. This facility will be built and operated in partnership with the Robries Recycling team.
Future holders of Plastic People NFTs will become founding members of the Space Available recycling facility, receiving access to limited-edition Space Available products, special offers, events and more. They will also have access to a real-impact game, in which the collection of digital plastic is then converted into actual waste plastic collected by Space Available.
Plastic People is drawn from Space Available’s Radical Plastics case study which will be published online soon.
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