All over the world, people are designing objects. The curator and biotechnologist Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung calls these things tools, in contrast to widespread industrially produced mass products.
In this dossier, we look at old cultural techniques, new DIY culture and timeless design. The design researcher Roongtip Luilao from Bangkok shows how organic waste is turned into tableware - a sustainable alternative.
Author Tapiwa Matsinde explains why throwaway culture must be replaced by recycling. She argues that it is high time that we reuse raw materials.