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Monday 1 March 2021


At this MM, join Penny Evans and Fiona Dowling from KWMC The Factory who will be talking about their project, ReThink, ReMake, ReCycle

Join us for the latest Online Edition of Maker Monday on Monday 1st February, our fortnightly slice of online inspiration from the creative and tech worlds.

ReThink, ReMake, ReCycle: What do you waste?

KWMC The Factory have been investigating the scale and impact, both locally and globally, of common household waste materials such as paper and plastics. Together with their Factory community and local residents of South Bristol, they have been unpicking the data behind what we waste, and following a process of creative ‘Design Thinking’, prototyping and utilising digital tools to co-design and test out sustainable solutions and alternatives.

Their accessible hybrid learning approach combined live online workshop sessions and video tutorials with at-home workshop packs, containing all the tools and materials needed for a number of fun hands-on activities such as making ‘bioplastic’ pine resin pots and upcycling old towels and fabric scraps into washable, reusable cloths. Participants of all ages completed household waste audits for our community generated data sets, gained a deeper understanding of the materials we use on a daily basis, and developed ideas and skills through the exploration of new and recycled materials. They introduced tools such as plastic shredders, sheet presses and laser cutters, and encouraged ongoing sharing and connection across our online platforms.

Join us at 6pm on Monday 1st March to hear more about the project, their learnings and experiments, and their plans for continuing to support their Factory community and local residents to understand more about the issue of waste and ways that they can make positive changes within their own households and communities.

The project is funded by Bristol+Bath Creative R+D Digital Placemaking programme and ParCos (Participatory Communication of Science), a EU Horizon 2020 funded research project.


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