FUTURE FACTORY: NANO LAMINATION

Nanotechnology is already here. But how does this affect our daily life? How will this change our relationship with food and packaging? In collaboration with the Design Museum and MA Material Futures, the project created a series of installations that educated the viewers on an emerging technology and challenged how these technologies would impact future manufacturing. Members of the public entered each ‘factory’ and became part of an educational performance of each future scenario. The ‘Nano Lamination Factory’ challenges the use of nanotechnology and our understanding of how this technology could impact our future. Currently, fruit and vegetables are coated in an artificial wax layer before being placed within plastic packaging as a means of protection and preservation. We imagined a future in which these methods of coating are replaced with edible nano cellulose, created within the walls of our ‘Future Factory’.

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