This research projects aimed to create a set of sand beach cleaning tools adequated to the comonly found ocean debris. Departing from the concepts of activism and ambientalism a strategy for two different types of product/message was devised. One directed at
children and the other at beach bathers. There was a focus on highlighting the relation between the systems of production and consumption, which in a generalized way is the cause for the polution found on the beaches. An ideological object derived from this strategy, blending the symbolism of the ambientalism cause with the significancies of the materials and manufacturing process. Therefore, the products use artisanal and semi industrial production techniques which were manufactured with the support of specialized crafstmen.
MA in Product Design at ESAD.CR
Tutor: Phd Renato Bispo
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