The purpose of the project was to present the innovative power of interdisciplinary collaborations. Using ‘design thinking’ as a method and a form of ‘metabolic processes, industrial leftovers are treated and valued as raw materials. The exhibition showcases the resulting concepts and explores possible applications so. It also gives an insight to some of the challenges connected to waste management for manufacturers. What matter_s 2.0 is an indirect continuation of the project What matter_s in which Form/Design Center, SPOK and Art & Science Initiative gave designers the opportunity to collaborate with leading materials researchers in Southern Sweden. The results of these collaborations were presented in a joint exhibition at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven 2018 and also in an extended exhibition at Form/Design Center.

Participants: Carl-Ludvig Svensson + Vida Henriksson & Lindgren + Kiviks Musteri Kajsa Willner + Stora Enso LAB LA BLA & Natural Material Studio + Ballingslöv Louise Hederström + Finja Prefab M&E + Movomech

The exhibition will also be shown during the first edition of Southern Sweden Design Days which will be held 27–30 May 2021 in Malmö. 

What Matter_s 2.0 was made possible with support from Region Skåne.