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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/30838

Title: 
  • Alchemy for the anthropocene
Degree: 
  • Master's
Abstract: 
  • We are living in an age known as the Anthropocene, the geological age of humans. The Earth’s systems are changing because of us. Especially with the abundant use of materials since 1950 such as plastic, concrete, nitrogen, fly ash, carbon isotopes, etcetera. Classical alchemy is the transmutation of base materials into noble metals but it also had a deeper metaphoric meaning of achieving higher consciousness towards ones' surroundings. In the Anthropocene, alchemy spells a journey to transform trash into treasure.
    This project analysis is about the final design project titled, 'Alchemy for the Anthropocene' and discusses the story as well as the analysis regarding the project.

Accepted: 
  • Jun 11, 2018
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/30838


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