School x Science x Art meet at the artistic-experimental Material Lab to research on plastic alternatives, material innovations and technologies. By including the Material Lab into the school curriculum we enable the young generation to get access to latest research on the burning issue of the plastic epidemic and to apply this directly into their own creations, experiencing self-efficacy. Starting point: Plastic waste (photo) diary for family consumption over 4 weeks, papers on recycling lie, microplastics in drinking water, (hormonal) effect of plastic on humans, garbage patches in the oceans, etc. Scientists provide insights in the lab, present materials and challenges, offer hands-on experiences. Students learn about the composition of plastic and alternatives, they experiment and develop their own materials and/ or products, artistic objects. Results are presented through a public exhibition.
The Institute for Art and Innovation is specialised in the facilitation of interventions at the intersection of art, science and technology to drive impact. The interdisciplinary projects provide intelligent, innovative strategies, enriching ideation and research, reaching new audiences, transferring knowledge, developing sustainable visions and fostering tangible results.