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Although the Plastic project was conceived of as an exhibition that would be open to the public for a set period, it was clear right from the start that the project should be much more than this. It is a platform for visitors to gain knowledge about plastic and leave their own responses to the project. 

Tal Erez’ research reveals a conflict. He calls upon citizens, designers and policy makers to take a stance. The ambition to facilitate this process is one of the goals of this online magazine. 

'So what are we going to do with plastic?'

Call for action

Designers, architects and other creatives have a unique opportunity to prove their ability to promote a true widespread change. Rather than wait and see which direction the industry will take only to follow suite, they can actively work today to define where they believe the 3d printing industry should be.

7 Personal Plastic Explorations

The graduating students from the DesignLAB (Gerrit Rietveld Academie) were asked to react on the topic of PLASTIC. They were challenged to explore the possibilities and limitations of 3D-printing techniques in general and the material plastic in particular.


Susan Freinkel, Catarina Moto and Matthew Plummer-Fernandez shared their thoughts on (the future of) PLASTIC.


'Façonner l'avenir' with Tal Erez

École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France) invited Tal Erez to give a lecture about the exhibition PLASTIC: Promises of a Home-made Future on March 11, 2015 as part of 'Ecology in the city: exploring tomorrow's tactics and tools.'