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The New Raw
Urban dwellers transform their plastic waste into raw material for public space, creating a circular stream within the city.
The New Raw

Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki are the creative minds behind The New Raw (2015), a design and research studio that works on closing material cycles and strengthening local production using an open and scaleless approach based on material research, digital design and manufacturing. In search of better ways of making a future-proof city, the studio has developed a strong body of work on how additive manufacturing and plastic recycling can make the circular city feasible. Starting from small scale objects to larger systems, each of our projects gives birth to a growing ecosystem of cross-disciplinary partners and stakeholders that can implement new circular models and push the boundaries of technological and social innovation.

Print Your City !

In the project Print Your City!, urban dwellers transform their plastic waste into raw material for public space, creating a circular stream within the city. This is achieved by recycling household plastic waste with robotic-3d-printing and producing components that upgrade the built environment through citizen involvement and the principles of circular economy. The city provides a suitable field for large, long-lasting and easy to reprocess applications for recycled plastic. At the same time, the technology of robotic-3d-printing enables a short recycling path and a zero waste production process that can combine modular repair and mass customisation; and can maximise the use and value of the material resources. Furthermore, involving citizens in the material collection and the design process increases recycling rates and results in customizable parts that fit the needs of the neighbouring area. This circular city strategy boosts the local economy by locally sourcing materials and locally producing goods. The built environment develops sustainably by accommodating the demand for plastic from local resources, and simultaneously solves municipal disposal problems and involves citizens in the production process of public space.

PTwist

PlasticTwist offers a platform for the revaluation of plastic with: a) crowdsourcing tools for an open plastic reuse designs repository; b) a monetary system of PlasticCoins and PlasticWallets maintained by a blockchain-based architecture which safeguards plastics reuse transactions for citizens, designers, inventors; c) rewarding and engaging experience for citizens and communities through interactive and collaborative gamification earning PlasticCoins; d) a virtual marketplace of PlasticTwist inspired plastics reuse products monetized with the PlasticCoin unit. Cutting edge gamification, analytics, and circular economy mechanisms are integrated in an open platform available to artists and innovators to enhance awareness and meaningful use of plastics.

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Print Your City !
The New Raw
Urban dwellers transform their plastic waste into raw material for public space, creating a circular stream within the city.
The artwork

In the project Print Your City!, urban dwellers transform their plastic waste into raw material for public space, creating a circular stream within the city. This is achieved by recycling household plastic waste with robotic-3d-printing and producing components that upgrade the built environment through citizen involvement and the principles of circular economy. The city provides a suitable field for large, long-lasting and easy to reprocess applications for recycled plastic. At the same time, the technology of robotic-3d-printing enables a short recycling path and a zero waste production process that can combine modular repair and mass customisation; and can maximise the use and value of the material resources. Furthermore, involving citizens in the material collection and the design process increases recycling rates and results in customizable parts that fit the needs of the neighbouring area. This circular city strategy boosts the local economy by locally sourcing materials and locally producing goods. The built environment develops sustainably by accommodating the demand for plastic from local resources, and simultaneously solves municipal disposal problems and involves citizens in the production process of public space.

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About the artist
The New Raw

Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki are the creative minds behind The New Raw (2015), a design and research studio that works on closing material cycles and strengthening local production using an open and scaleless approach based on material research, digital design and manufacturing. In search of better ways of making a future-proof city, the studio has developed a strong body of work on how additive manufacturing and plastic recycling can make the circular city feasible. Starting from small scale objects to larger systems, each of our projects gives birth to a growing ecosystem of cross-disciplinary partners and stakeholders that can implement new circular models and push the boundaries of technological and social innovation.

The technology
Print Your City !

Urban dwellers transform their plastic waste into raw material for public space, creating a circular stream within the city.

About the residency

PlasticTwist offers a platform for the revaluation of plastic with: a) crowdsourcing tools for an open plastic reuse designs repository; b) a monetary system of PlasticCoins and PlasticWallets maintained by a blockchain-based architecture which safeguards plastics reuse transactions for citizens, designers, inventors; c) rewarding and engaging experience for citizens and communities through interactive and collaborative gamification earning PlasticCoins; d) a virtual marketplace of PlasticTwist inspired plastics reuse products monetized with the PlasticCoin unit. Cutting edge gamification, analytics, and circular economy mechanisms are integrated in an open platform available to artists and innovators to enhance awareness and meaningful use of plastics.