[Learning Book #001]
Distributed for WhiteWalls
Members of Learning Group traveled to three different urban environments—Chicago; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mikado, Japan—and built structures that incorporated waste objects in unexpected and fascinating ways. Whether a cardboard house modeled after the structure of sea urchin shells, a wearable walking city, or two houses made of plastic bottles and other gathered materials, their projects recycle trash into treasure. The authors investigate the social issues connected to these projects, such as economics, labor, property rights, and environmental conditions, and they propose innovative courses of action on these issues.
In an increasingly disposable world, [Collecting Systems] is a compelling look at how we can use the materials around us to their fullest potential.