Design is mostly concerned with creating something new. Against the background of material abundance and overconsumption, however, the question also arises of how existing belongings can be better organized. So, what could a design proposal look like that deals with reduction and management?
Studio Dankls approach
As a contribution to the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017, Studio Dankl thematized the 80 percent of our objects that we use rarely or not at all and developed a ritual for disposing of possessions. While the owners tell the designer the personal story of their object, a clay replica of the object is made. The original object can then be charged with new stories from new owners.