Does waste have the potential to hold cultural value and form new material landscapes?
Re-imagining the future begins with the materials we use; whether to build our homes, take us places or carry our belongings, the very substances that we create and discard year after year play a huge role in determining the happiness of our environment and its inhabitants.
We were invited by the Potato Head Family to participate in their KOMITMEN event to help build responsible futures in and around Bali.
A collaborative event with Bali's very own One Island One Voice, 5 Gyres, Evo-Ware, Vice Indonesia and Green School Bali.
The KOMITMEN initiative asks local businesses to take the necessary steps to help eliminate single-use plastics by demonstrating and helping to provide alternatives.
We went on to learn about the island’s local materials and craftspeople to help shed light on how they could be utilised to shape a responsible future.
We witnessed local traditions in natural dyeing, rattan and wood carving and were faced with a landscape abundant in lava stone, rattan, belalu and suar wood. The availability of these materials in Bali imbues them with cultural value. They become part of the islands identity, and suggest alternatives to the prominent single-use plastic problem faced by Bali today.
Credits: Potato Head Family, Vice Indonesia and One Island One Voice.