New Public Landscape/Matter Space Structure, Fall 2020

Huizhong Cao & Juntian Chen

practice for circular future

With you again, Redo-memorials!


A long journey for Refo Memorials -by Diamond Cao

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What is Redo Memorials?

It is a circular economy conceptual experiment to explore how to use temporary landscape infrastructures to motivate people to engage in the spontaneity circular consumption pattern by increasing the related behavior regarding share, exchange, rental, display, and flexible storage.
We mention “Redo” for questioning our everyday consumption and our attitude towards the city’s central commerciality. Do we only extract sources from the commercial region? Do we return to the area to compensate for the carbon emission we have taken when we shop for something that is not sustainable? How to extend the life cycle of the products we have at home in a more memorial behavior pattern rather than throw it to a suburb recycling station or a Facebook page and wait for the whole day for a good transaction? We could merge the offline meeting concept to a circular economy through obsessive behaviors and flexible, temporary installations to convey our spontaneity in shaping the public landscape.

What is the difference between Redo Memorials to other existing recycling facilities in Gothenburg?

Redo memorials are an interactive landscape infrastructure or urban furniture with a flexible but small scale to function as a spontaneity container for a circular economy. It is open to the public and is more like an exhibition of sculpture shaped by the “Redo” objects. These installations’ meaning is to bring more innovative and exciting experience people to enjoy decomposing items to exchanging or renting. Every infrastructure is meant for high flexibility and editability without a well organized company like Renova but the well-organized selves. It is more like a memorial, or record, or as one function stressed “Display” to public and their attitude towards Circular Economy shift at our urgent times. We have experienced a Covid-19 challenge, and mountains of tasks have shifted online. Do we still new so many offline shopping centers? Do we still have the demand for shopping currently? Or we can start with shopping auto machines and “Redo” shopping like posting an email in the past? Just send one object In the infrastructure and wait for some response after days. Or in a cosy afternoon, we take a stroll to the Fiskekrykan, and find the lovely space to explore and rent a new stuff without any guilt about mon spent or carbon emissions. As we have mentioned, it is more like an experiment for testing peoples’ preference for circular economic patterns rather than provide profitable business, and we could let it be the boundary of private possession and public exhibition. It is a lesson, practice, flexibility, and spontaneity for all of us.

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  • Background:
  • Situation
    • Spatial analysis of the recycling system in Gothenburg
    • Discussion
  • Mediating Detail
    • Site model
    • Process Draft
    • Experiment modelling and collage
  • Display
    • Dicussion and display methodology
    • Website design