RESEARCH – MICRO URBAN MINING

Urban Mining is an admirable process. However, the big money that is being paid for the recycling of metals is the main drive for this industry. The awareness about e-waste - the rare metals it contains and its impact - is lacking with individual consumers. Therefore, it is expected that the purchasing behavior of individuals will not adjust, and this waste stream continues to increase in size.
I have been researching how I can reach the consciousness of the individual. By formulating the following research question: How can the individual win metal from e-waste, to forge them into unique pieces of symbolic value?
Part of the Micro Urban Mining graduation project, Willem de Kooning academy Rotterdam / 2015

One of the first hands-on Micro Urban Mining dissambling experiments. CPU's, RAM cards, heatsinks, copper, harddrives.