Roza Janusz is attending her graduate year in Industrial Design at School of Form, Poland. In her design she seeks “new meanings of practicing as a process where making meets growing.”
“SCOBY: packages that live is a project inspired by the vegetable farming. Plants are subjected to standardization tests just like objects. The farmer is more and more an engineer and the farm becomes a factory. So, is it possible that mass-produced things will grow?”
With this question in mind, Roza designed a “packaging that lives”, realized with an organic material fed with an extract from agricultural waste. The membrane prolongs the durability of a product and it can be eaten together with its content or serve as compost. “SCOBY is grown by a farmer not only for the production of packaging, but also because of the valuable by-product, which is, depending on the concentration, natural fertilizer or probiotic drink.”
An interesting project that may even challenge the packaging business. If this process will be industrialized farmers will be able to provide a packaging and to sell directly to consumers their own products. Visit Roza’s website to know more about the project!
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