Dive into plastic

Kat Austen (UK/DE) & Fara Peluso (IT)

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Donnerstag, 8. September 2022, 16:00 - 17:30
Alle Termine werden in der Mitteleuropäischen Sommerzeit (MESZ / UTC+2) angegeben.
KEPLER’S GARDENS, Transformation Lounge
Number of participants: 20
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In this workshop, artists Kat Austen and Fara Peluso will introduce participants to bioplastic as a new material. We will discuss the ways that bioplastic is different, and the ways it is similar, to plastic. Drawing inspiration from our everyday lives, we will look at the lifecycle of the materials we have around us and the impact they have on the environment, both in terms of what happens to them when we no longer need them, and how they are made. During the workshop we will explore together how new materials can contribute to circularity and how this can affect our impact on the environment and the climate crisis.


Kat Austen (UK/DE) is a person. She creates new media installations, music and performances underpinned by extensive research and theory that elaborate a more socially and environmentally just relationship with others across more-than-human timeframes.
Fara Peluso (IT/DE) is an artist and designer who seeks to deepen the relationship between human beings, living organisms and biological processes. Through a speculative practice, Peluso proposes alternative solutions aimed at rebuilding our coexistence with nature.

This workshop is realized as part of Repairing the Present, a European project which has received funding from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement LC01641664.