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Traveling exhibitions: recycling techniques turned into art
Gosselin moved the Ecodesign traveling exhibition, an expo that displays a variety of art created using recycling techniques and waste materials. The idea behind this exhibition is to raise awareness about environmental sustainability.
“Recycling and reusing should go beyond regular waste management. Waste can be used as a raw material,” Roberta explains. The project focuses on combining new environmental needs and creativity through experimentation and innovation. Because recycling leads to new social interactions based on sharing and respecting future generations by taking responsibility for the planet.
When art goes green
The exhibition is a mixture of recycled waste, reused materials, and sustainable products such as bioplastics. The pieces also incorporate regenerated nylon, made from waste removed from our oceans. “It lasts just as long and offers the same high quality as nylon made from petroleum products. Even Prada uses eco-nylon in its creations,” Roberta adds.
A chair made from cardboard that will serve as a substrate for grass once you place it outside. Bricks containing seeds that will sprout plants everywhere. A vase produced entirely from waste found in France. Ecodesign includes both products and design items made from polluting materials to send us one very clear message: we can find alternatives and contribute to sustainability while at the same time creating beautiful things from items that didn’t possess any value before.
A challenging move
Petr, country representative for the Czech Republic, explains the challenges this particular art move presented. “The crates were huge and extremely heavy, so they had to be moved very carefully using a double tail lift.” The Italian Institute for Culture is located in the center of Prague where large trucks are prohibited, so we used a shuttle service with smaller trucks with room for the larger crates. “An additional issue was the cobblestone streets in Prague,” Petr adds, “but Gosselin was very careful to keep the vibrations to a minimum while the crates were being moved.”
Gosselin handles more than just the move. We communicate with the institution, participate in the planning, explain the best approaches to timing and shipments for the customer, and we help with budgets and overall coordination. “Gosselin is very careful and safety is our top priority whenever we ship art. We’re aware of every little step in the process and strictly monitor each phase. This is also the reason I’m involved in every detail of every project,” Roberta emphasizes.
“The exhibition’s next stop is Doha in Qatar. Yet another transport Gosselin managed to book!” Gosselin Italy’s branch manager Barbara concludes.
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