ariel rojo design studio: compo station
 
ariel rojo design studio: compo station ariel rojo design studio: compo station
dec 04, 2012

ariel rojo design studio: compo station

‘compo-station’ by ariel rojo design studio, goethe institut, UNAM and faro de indios verdesall images courtesy of taina campos and césar r. mariscal

 

 

ariel rojo design studio in collaboration with the goethe institut, students from UNAM and faro indios verdes have developed a ‘compo-station’ that converts organic waste into compost while producing high quality fertilizer. the vermicompost is made of three 19 litre buckets cut into three different heights to create separate levels. the first is where fresh remains are placed which comes directly from the kitchen. the second, holds a variety of red wigglers, white and other earthworms acting as a transition space made of bio-refuse mixed with other bedding materials. the final stage holds an collection of leachate, a liquid which is used in the process for top-dressing development. the workstation is made of standard sized pieces of lumber and of 12mm plywood.

 

 

(left) final process containing water-soluble nutrients for fertilizer(right) break down of organic material

 

 

the project is an exchange of knowledge, ideas and practices that explores how art can serve as a catalyst to achieve positive change in society, urbanization and the environment. the workshop entitled ‘RE-MEX‘ brought individuals together from countries such as germnay, france, poland, united kingdom, sweden, spain and mexico to raise awareness and encourage a shared responsibility of global issues and to develop creative solutions through trade and craft. the product will be available through copyleft design for those who want to purchase the piece

 

 

workstation

 

detail

 

 

list of participants:

goethe institut:jenny mügelclaudia wondratschke

 

UNAM:tania marina acevedo granadostaina campos garcíanancy karen carrasco sánchezlorena gallardo nielsencarlos iván marcelli espejellesly yobany mendoza mendozaedali yareni murillo gómezirma dalia quiroga cornejoandrea ríos gallegocésar rivera mariscaljohanna serna zuluaga

 

faro de indios verdes:lesly yobany mendoza mendoza

 

ariel rojo design studio:ariel rojorodolfo kusulas

 

photography:taina camposcésar r. mariscal

 

model:marissa castillo lópez

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