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Maximo Riadigos

MA work

The UK’s landfill issue has forced people to look at waste in a different way. What was previously disposed of is starting to be perceived as a valuable resource. Organic waste is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases if left to decompose inside landfills. If treated properly, a controlled decomposition of this waste can yield bio-gas (ergo energy), and also recycle the nutrients originally used to grow these plants back into the food cycle.

If waste is such a valuable resource, how can we redesign our relationship with it?

I intend to change the way we perceive dealing with food waste, from a disgusting and repulsive experience to a beneficial and desirable one.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2010

  • The UK’s landfill issue has forced people to look at waste in a different way. What was previously disposed of is starting to be perceived as a valuable resource. Organic waste is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases if left to decompose inside landfills. If treated properly, a controlled decomposition of this waste can yield bio-gas (ergo energy), and also recycle the nutrients originally used to grow these plants back into the food cycle.

    If waste is such a valuable resource, how can we redesign our relationship with it?

    I intend to change the way we perceive dealing with food waste, from a disgusting and repulsive experience to a beneficial and desirable one.

  • Degrees

  • MEng, Industrial Engineering, Universidad Austral, Argentina, 2004
  • Experience

  • Industrial designer, Inflate Design, London, 2009; Design engineer, TAT SA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007/8; Product development, HSBC Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006/7
  • Exhibitions

  • Design Diversity, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; Space Hotel, Turbine Hall, Imperial College London, London, 2009; Corazones Vivos, La Recova, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006
  • Awards

  • Commended, D&AD Student Awards, 2010; Selected finalist, Unilever Packaging Design Competition, 2006; Winner, PC Midi Center Design Competition, 2004