Natalia’s university dissertation on the effects of recycled art on behaviour sparked the idea to use art as the method to reach people.
As they thought more about how to create a science and art center, it became clear that it needed to be environmentally responsible in how exhibits were created.
It was decided that exhibits would be made utilising discarded materials after drawing on Natalia’s experience of creating The Redistribution Project, which mobilised students to collect vast quantities of unwanted belongings that were cleaned, stored and sold on to new students the following year to close the loop. They managed to salvage 16tonnes of belongings that would otherwise have gone to landfill.
“We liked the idea that when we see everyday objects used for a different purpose or see how something is made, it sparks curiosity and an awareness of potential around us. We were also interested to see the stories and conversations that would emerge from materials that we would find for each exhibit.”-Natalia Jones