Moods of the Urban Plastisphere

Moods of the Urban Plastisphere takes its cue from the discovery in marine biology of the plastisphere—an entire microbial ecosystem thriving on the plastic discarded in our oceans. Through the treatment of trash as resource, a city is constructed out of both material harvested from the waves of Coney Island and the discarded material produced by New York City. The new urban plastisphere blooms out of a material ecology supported by the city’s architecture, public spaces of exchange, and material accumulation and storage infrastructure.


Type: Research; Speculative Design

Time: 2015

Beach scene
Catalog of Components
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