As the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) comes to a close on November 12, another event is putting the focus on this critical global issue.
The Waste Refinery exhibition, which is currently running at National Design Centre until January 16, 2022, is a timely event that brings together international and local brands, designers and artists to explore how design can play a role in bringing change.
Singapore crochet artist Kelly Limerick created mini landscapes that incorporate various personal keepsakes that do not serve any function, yet are too precious to throw.
Curated by creative agency Kinetic Singapore, it features 20 exhibitors who are made to interpret the subject of ‘waste’ in their own ways.
“The exhibits here go beyond aesthetics. They demonstrate a utilitarian and functional angle to show that waste can be a truly valuable resource,” says Pann Lim, creative director of Kinetic Singapore.
Ahead, we pick out 10 exhibits that caught our attention.