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Mon, 21 Jun



Urban Mined

An exhibition by CIRCuIT partner Clear Village as part of the 2021 London Festival of Architecture, based on their second hackathon, Urban Mined.

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Urban Mined
Urban Mined

Time & Location

21 Jun 2021, 12:00 BST – 26 Jun 2021, 16:00 BST

London, 5 Sheep Ln, London E8 4QS, UK

About the Event

Urban Mined is a project exploring our duty of care to materials found in the demolition of buildings and considers socially environmentally and economically sustainable alternatives to their current end of life routes. A team of designers from Good Waste, Other Today and Batch.Space has been harvesting materials normally rejected from the demolition recycling process - those deemed contaminants, deleterious or illegal. They have been experimenting to create a series of objects that honour their history, that wear their contaminants as a badge of pride. We can't just care about what is easy to reuse or what is pretty to recycle, we must find new ways to care for every part of our buildings, even after they are gone.

Made in response to a hackathon organised by Clear Village, the exhibition will serve as a springboard for a further conversations with architects, designers and industry professionals discussing the opportunities and challenges of scaling these material techniques to show that the only barrier to working with these contaminated materials are our own preconceptions.

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