Today, the products we buy usually travel thousands of kilometers before we can enjoy them. They are assembled in super-sized factories out of materials that often have to travel long distances before reaching the factory. These factories turn out mass-produced, highly standardised products, which leaves no room for individual customer needs or and the use of local resources. And to make things worse, products that are made this way are becoming really cheap. The paradigm has shifted 180 degrees. What if we could change this system? Reduce the ecological footprint of products, democratise the access to quality design and expand the market for designers, makers, and manufacturers?
Mission to Make is a campaign initiated by the Distributed Design Market Platform (DDMP) to practically explore the concept of distributed design. Distributed Design is a new approach to design which utilises global connectivity to move data, instead of product and is arising from the intersection of the Maker Movement and digital design and fabrication. We can design anything and make it anywhere. To join the prosumerist movement against Black Friday, Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam celebrates MAKE SMTHNG Week, the international festival of making that challenges our consumerist culture. We invite you to join us on this Mission to Make – by making your own version of a designer lamp – designed by the winner of The Distributed Design Challenge 2018 at the London Design Festival 2018: UK-based designer Milo McLoughlin-Greeninge – local materials only.
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