Weaving Electronic Waste


A seat crafted from e-waste

It is estimated that in the first half of 2019, 37,000 tonnes of e-waste was imported into Thailand. More still is believed to have been brought in illegally, and the processing of this waste has become unmanageable and unregulated. One particularly harmful practice is the burning of insulated wires, whereby the plastic casing is burnt away from the copper in order for the latter to be recycled. This process releases carcinogens and toxins into the air and ground, posing a threat to locals and wildlife. Weaving Electronic Waste uses traditional crafts to propose alternative uses for e-waste streams in Thailand, using the two elements of insulated wire to create a comfortable and fully recycled seat.

Jitra Duangsang

  • Jitra Duangsang
    Chiang Mai University

    Birth year : 1997, graduated from Kanthararom School. Research assistant for “Cheam-Ae” Mae Cheam product development project by College of Arts Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University. Workshop assistant for “Thread/Form/Baskery” Exhibition at TCDC Chiang Mai. Exhibited work at “Thread/Form/Baskery” exhibition at TCDC Chiang Mai.more

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