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The Waste Fair

Envisioning a post-throwaway society!

The Waste Fair is the first big fair after the Great Exhibition in 1851 in London that will leave you with visions of fundamental change of future perspectives of consumer society and the meaning of progress.
All that is on show here is made out of (or without making) waste and discarded materials. Think potato peelings, textile, food, plastic but also CO2 and construction materials. Be surprised, get inspired, and become the first adapters of a post-throwaway society. And do bring your own waste!
Imagine this international Exhibition taking place in 2020 somewhere in the Netherlands, attracting people from all kinds of professions, young and old. The exhibition presents the latests recycling techniques, materials and machines, objects and art works, textiles and food and (renewed) energy labs. Exposed in the most attractive way possible, illustrating a new narrative, dazzling but informative and amplified by an opera performance. With a programme of workshops, discussions and labs from big and small companies, inventors, designers, artists.

How can we make this happen?

The above proposal is inspired by the book ‘The Chrystal Palace’ by Peter Sloterdijk.  I am talking to a variety of people interested in developing this concept further to discover the needs to make this expo happen. There are so many people engaged in tackling our waste problems and how great it would be to connect all these pioneers within one event!

Updates on this proposal are coming soon. If you would like to know more, please feel welcome to contact me.

By the way: did you know that waste derives from vaste, which means endless possibilities?