Transforming Waste: REFUNC and Salvaging Creativity

On Display
January 28, 2014 to February 22, 2014
Linear Gallery

Architecture and design are ultimately about problem solving. Our current fast-food, throw-away culture cannot continue as a sustainable habit. Architecture is unique in its ability to directly influence the world we live in through the design process and the choices architects make. Incorporating the overwhelming amount of waste society produces into building could significantly mitigate our harmful environmental footprint. This exhibit will showcase projects of the design laboratory REFUNC from the Netherlands and the functional found object studio Salvaging Creativity from York, PA. Using their innovative solutions as an example, we hope to bring attention to the issue of waste and how to transform it into something positive. The exhibit will also document the process and results of the two-day workshop with REFUNC, where students from across disciplines come together for a high intensity hands-on maker session.



January 21-22 from 10:00am-5:00pm



January 21 at 10:00am - Jan Korbes and Denis Oudendijk - REFUNC

January 22 at 10:00am - Patrick Sells - Salvaging Creativity


Presented by Linear Gallery + mDIL


Supported by: UMD Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Architecture, UMD School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, UMD Student Government Asscociation, and the Kibel Gallery