Plastic collected by The Ocean Cleanup will be burned to generate electricity

Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup plans to burn some of the plastic it collects from the Pacific Ocean, Dezeen has learned. Designers and environmentalists say the move “makes no sense”. The organisation told Dezeen that most of the plastic it harvests with its floating rigs will be recycled, with the remainder burned in waste-to-power plants. […]

Approved, Not Approved campaign fights “singular narrative” in advertising

Sex-toy designers Polly Rodriguez and Alexandra Fine have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the bias selection process of adverts, which “plagues” female-focused sexual wellness companies. The Approved Not Approved campaign and online quiz aims to help the public understand how ad guidelines are “selectively enforced” when it comes to sex-related content – particularly […]

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg “trying to evoke emotion” with Better Nature show

British artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg‘s solo show at Vitra Design Museum asks questions about our place in the natural world. We look at the six projects on display in the exhibition. Each of the works in Ginsberg’s Better Nature exhibition aims to look at the relationship between nature and technology to investigate why we design […]

“There is no fashion on a dead planet” says RCA grad who refused to make final collection

Royal College of Art fashion student Laura Kraup Frandsen has refused to present a physical collection at her graduate show as a protest against overconsumption in the climate crisis. Instead of a final clothing collection, the MA Fashion Womenswear student staged a “die-in” demonstration at her degree show with the help of 20 Extinction Rebellion […]

Young designers are making aluminium “more desirable” for collectors

A new generation of designers is reinventing aluminium, a material that is cheap, abundant and relatively easy to work with, for experimental one-off furniture designs. One of the world’s most common materials, aluminium emerged as a new focus for young designers at the Collectible art and design fair in Brussels back in March. London-based MDR […]

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