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Wander Through a Mountain of 25,000 Mannequins in an Astounding Look at Consumerism and Waste

January 6, 2022

Grace Ebert

[…] torsos and confronts the strange, surreal environment created when thousands of lifeless bodies occupy a single space in what’s ultimately a striking visual indictment of consumerism and our collective approach to waste. You also might find this short documentary set in a mannequin factory interesting.   https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/scott-5.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/scott-4.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/scott-1.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/scott-2.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/scott-3.jpg

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Animation Documentary

Absurd Office Etiquette and Sincere Storytelling: Colossal’s Top Short Films of 2021

December 14, 2021

Grace Ebert

[…] an entire hotdog only to find a fellow bird is after the same sausage.   We also enjoyed: Pascal Schelbli’s poignant animation that reimagines plastic waste as ocean life, Roman De Giuli’s mesmerizing timelapse of ink gushing across the earth like water, and Patrick Smith’s hypnotic short film that rhythmically […]

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Design

At the Forefront of Sustainable Fashion, Peterson Stoop Reconstructs Tattered Sneakers into New Patchwork Designs

December 1, 2021

Grace Ebert

[…] images © Peterson Stoop, shared with permission Coinciding with the rise of repurposed fabrics and visible mending, the Amsterdam-based design studio Peterson Stoop is combating waste in one vector of the fashion industry. The company, which was founded by Jelske Peterson and Jarah Stoop in 2013, salvages worn shoes otherwise […]

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Art Craft

Social Issues and the Climate Crisis Intertwine in Subversive Crocheted Works by Jo Hamilton

November 15, 2021

Grace Ebert

[…] crocheted yarn, 63 x 114 inches. All images © Jo Hamilton, shared with permission From a mix of wool fibers and yarn made from plastic waste, Scottish artist Jo Hamilton crochets large-scale portraits and architectural landscapes delineated with dangling threads. Her knotted pieces push the boundaries of art and craft […]

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Design

Recycled Building Materials Construct a Multi-Purpose Zero Waste Center in Japan

November 9, 2021

Grace Ebert

All images courtesy of Hiroshi Nakamura Back in 2003, Kamikatsu, a town in Tokushima Prefecture, became Japan’s first municipality to go zero waste, establishing a whopping 45 categories for recycling. Today, the village reuses about 80 percent of the garbage it generates, and the Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center is at […]

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Design

Discarded Wind Turbine Blades Are Upcycled into Sleek Bike Shelters in Denmark

November 8, 2021

Grace Ebert

Image courtesy of Chris Yelland It’s estimated that before 2050, we’ll generate 43 million tons of waste worldwide from one of the most promising clean energy producers alone. Wind turbines, while a cheap and carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels, are only 85 percent recyclable or reusable, and their massive fiberglass […]

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