Heiðdís Inga Hilmarsdóttir
The Wealth of Waste
Product Design
The Wealth of Waste is about creating value from waste. The project begun with research into unconventional agriculture in Iceland, visiting five different farms, each in turn over a period of one week.
At each farm the production process was scrutinised, which lead to the identification of raw materials that were being treated as waste.
The researcher demonstrates how these materials can be used to create valuable products and thereby promote sustainability within Icelandic agriculture. The project bridges agriculture and product design while illuminating what it means to be a farmer in modern Iceland.