Will’s Visit

Will’s Visit

During our first visit to Sri Lanka in Spring 2015, we spent most of our time in and out of manufacturing facilities, traveling back and forth between our partner university campuses in Colombo and Jaffna, and in meetings to consolidate relationships with and between...
4500

4500

This is the number of households in Morón, the Buenos Aires suburb, from which members of cooperativa Nueva Mente collect the weekly rubbish that they then separate, sort, and sell to recycling middlemen. Until about 1 month ago this figure described a daily routine,...
Water Catchment

Water Catchment

While the Nueva Mente/Contenido Prensado group in Buenos Aires have been investigating new markets and designs for their trashbins – including domestic and industrial indoor models – Sarah Seitz, at Queens University, has been experimenting with building...

Art reflecting life, Life recycling art

Last night we attended the opening of an exhibit at an art gallery here in San Telmo, just a few blocks from our apartment. The artist was named Adriana Gatti, and she had created a dress made of rubber from tires. Most definitely cool. Then she had taken photos of...