Re-making e-waste: shaping new lives for old e-things
Electronic waste is one of the biggest challenges of the digital age.
Remaking e-waste is a week-long event (16 -20 March) as part of Melbourne Design Week 2020. We invite designers, artists, creative writers and anyone interested in exploring solutions to e-waste to engage in a series of speculative exercises to imagine and shape new lives for old electronic devices.
Opening Forum: Monday 16 March, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Join a group of experts in a discussion about the role of repair in tackling e-waste and shaping a future circular economy.
John Gertsakis. E-Waste Watch Institute
Michelle Fisher. Melbourne Repair Café & Sharing Shed
Jenni Downes. Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Simon Lockrey. RMIT University. School of Design
The Remaking Waste Collective will introduce the speculative repair workshops and exhibition that will be run as part of the Melbourne Design Week.
Speculative Repair Workshops: Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 March, 11am - 4pm
Designers, artist and creative writers will facilitate projects to create new lives for broken or obsolete electronics using four different techniques:
Hacking: circuit bending, case modding, mash-ups, fixing
Storytelling: object biographies, creative writing, photography, fictional ethnographies
Mending: 3D printing, disassembling, e-junk hacking, visible mending
Subvertising: spoof ads, sticker bombing, luxury packaging, digital vintage branding
Closing Exhibition: 20 March, 5 - 7pm
Presenting creative works produced by workshop participants
Register for events here
Remaking E-waste is organised by RMIT School of Design and Monash Art Design and Architecture MADA