Jozef Mrva Creates Spooky Shamanic Masks with Recycled Cardboard

June 12, 2013 by  
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Nietzsche-influenced freethinker and artist Jozef Mrva sees his work as an experiment in ritualistic expression. His recycled cardboard masks  take after animals and invite people to immerse themselves in new roles to create a primitive identity. Convinced that aesthetics without metaphysics is nonsense, this Czech creator encourages people to use design as a medium to express their will.  Mrva ‘s use of readily available cardboard  also gives way to an image that is both rough and fragile, and allows for the masks to be disposed in a sustainable way. + Jozef Mrva Photos © Nikola Ivanov Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal mask , Animals , Art , DIY , Jozef Mrva , masks , Nietzsche , recycled cardboard , Recycled Materials , recycling / compost , Shamanic        

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Design without Borders Creates a Unisex Ecological Urinal for the Slums of Uganda

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One of the biggest culprits of disease and death in slum areas around the world is the lack of sanitary toilets . There are several places in Uganda’s capital Kampala where, on average, 1000 people have to share the same toilet and where urine and excrement are dumped directly onto the streets or into open sewers. Appalled at these conditions, Design without Borders (DwB) decided to intervene and came up with a holistic solution to the problem. Sarah Kell and her DwB team designed a unisex Ecological Urinal that collects urine, stores it in a sanitary way, and turns it into high quality fertilizer. They partnered with local plastics producer Crestanks and Sustainable Sanitation Design (SuSan Design) to produce their design. Read the rest of Design without Borders Creates a Unisex Ecological Urinal for the Slums of Uganda Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: collecting urine , crestanks , Design Without Borders , INDEX Awards 2013 , lack of sanitary toilets , sanitation issues in kampala , sanitation issues in slums , sanitation issues in uganda , sarah kell , selling urine for fertilizer , slums of kampala , storing urine , susan design , sustainable sanitation design , turing urine into fertilizer , unisex urinal        

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