Museum of Plastic is an imagined future museum, built to teach future generations about plastics and tell the story of how activism started in 2021 led to the positive change that resulted in us cleaning up our oceans and forever changing our relationship with plastic.
Taking inspiration from the Solarpunk* movement, this is a positive look at our future. The world today can seem bleak, with terrifying predictions creating deep-seated anxiety for the future, throwing doubt on the impact of individual action.
We’ve worked closely in partnership with South African activists Greenpop and the artists collective Baz-Arts who have created real world murals as well as 3D paintings from which they’ve conducted workshops and public engagement around the subject of single use plastic and it’s impact on the environment. These artworks are being brought into the museum to demonstrate the amount of effort being made in the present day to educate and motivate the public to make a change in their behaviour.
The museum will span 300 years of human history and to help us both look backwards and forecast the future we’ve consulted and collaborated with scientists and experts from all over the world through Hull University’s Circular Plastics Collabatory and also the Museum of Design in Plastics, Arts University Bournemouth.
It’s perfectly at home on the Curatours platform which isn’t constrained by time or space. It will be available free to download and can be accessed via phone, desktop or VR headset for an amazing immersive experience from November 2021.
*Solarpunk An art movement that envisions how the future might look if humanity succeeded in solving major contemporary challenges
Partners & Supporters
Developed in collaboration with activists Greenpop and artists Baz-Arts as well as the Circular Plastics Collabatory at Hull University and the Museum of Design in Plastics, Arts University Bournemouth.
Museum of Plastic is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions programme which are a series of creative commissions exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology.