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16.09 6.11

Place

MAD Brussels - Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains 10, B-1000
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Sep Verboom x Lampirong

About

A few years ago the industrial designer Sep Verboom (°1990) founded the Livable collective. This is a platform where community stories and interesting materials are gathered and where other designers and industry are involved. The Lampirong project also fits into this platform. The Lampirong, known as the Capiz oyster, is found in abundance around the capital of the Philippines. It is the only transparent shellfish. These were a flourishing precursor to glass, used to make sliding windows during the Spanish occupation in the 19th century. As filters, shellfish can purify up to 40 litres per hour by eating plankton and organic waste from upstream rivers. This gives them an important place in the local ecosystem. Unfortunately, these are turbulent times for shellfish. Bottom fishing, warming waters and stronger currents are reducing populations. Communities depend on them for their livelihoods and a clean environment. The Lampirong project is an invitation to rethink the use of Capiz shellfish, in order to protect and enhance the whole ecosystem.

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