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Materiality & Aggregation - an exhibition examining plastics

Logoytype for the exhibition Materiality and Aggregation
Humanity faces three major sustainability challenges related to the use of plastics. We need to decrease our dependence on fossil raw materials, improve our use of resources, and increase plastics recycling and reuse. Simultaneously we need to prevent plastics from polluting and leaking into our environment.

The outdoor exhibition Materiality & Aggregation – five pathways to a more sustainable plastic society, has its starting point in a discussion brief brought forward by the research programme STEPS, Sustainable Plastics and Transition Pathways, on how to face society’s major sustainability challenges related to plastics. The exhibition is a joint transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in STEPS and designer Kajsa Willner.

Plastics have an important role to play in a more sustainable future through their material properties and their functionality in different applications, but the problems of plastics must also be decisively addressed.

The five pathways – reduce use, recycle more, fewer types, biobased plastics and biodegradable plastics – are interpreted separately in the exhibition, but all together they will be crucial in the transition towards a more sustainable plastic future.

Designer / Exhibition design / Curator: Kajsa Willner 
Graphic identity: Daniel Christensen

The exhibition is showing at Form/Design Center between 9th September to 27th September. 


17.00    Opening of the exhibition with food and refreshments (outside, with restrictions due to the coronavirus)

18.00    Panel discussion with designer Kajsa Willner, representatives from STEPS and Form/Design Center. How can design, academia and industry collaborate to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable plastics society? (inside, limited seating) The panel-debate will be held in Swedish.

Registration for the panel discussion

Register your attendance at the panel discussion by emailing: noomi [dot] egan [at] fsi [dot] lu [dot] se. State your name and contact details. We handle registrations in turn and confirm whether you have received a place or not. Please note that you must have received a confirmed place to visit the event.

STEPS (Sustainable Plastics and Transition Pathways) is a research programme with a vision of a future society in which plastics are sustainably produced using biobased raw materials which are used and recycled in a circular economy. The programme is coordinated by Lund University and funded by Mistra, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research.

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9 September 2020 17:00 to 19:00
Form/Design Center, Lilla torg 9, 211 34 Malmö
noomi.egan [at]

About the event

9 September 2020 17:00 to 19:00
Form/Design Center, Lilla torg 9, 211 34 Malmö
noomi.egan [at]

Lund University Sustainablity Forum
Sölvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund
contact [at] sustainability [dot] lu [dot] se

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