Yesenia Thibault-Picazo is making fossils from the future. She imagines what geologists will dig up millenia from now; what new materials will be formed from the waste we discard today, as it undergoes the geological process that will form the raw materials of the future.
At Something and Son, Andrew Merrit works with jewellery makers to create precious pieces from the humblest of materials: coal. By drawing on the rituals of religion and luxury retail they seek to re-contextualise a resource that is cheap, but perhaps should be very expensive.
Caroline Till spends her working life learning about, and helping others understand, materials, and how we can use them to make meaning: in the design of products, by crafting environments, or in the creation of new materials. She talks about the anthropocene, and how this idea is changing the way makers approach materials today.
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