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.