MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT: The polluting algae in the Venetian lagoon become stamps.

23. April 2020 | Material | via Domusweb.it

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This algae paper was patented for the first time in Italy in 1992. (Credit: Domusweb.it)

The viral photos of clear water in the Venice lagoon – thanks to the absence of boats due to the coronavirus lockdown – make us reflect on the very identity of the lagoon itself, says Romina Totaro in her article on Domusweb.it. Among the most requested tourist destinations, the Republic of Venice was once known as the “valley of paper mills” for its supremacy in mastering materials such as paper, glass, dyes and fabrics. To support this narrative Italian-Spanish designer Pablo Dorigo conceived the project From Venice with Algae, developed during his master’s degree at ECAL in Lausanne.

 

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