Litter on the
In an attempt to draw attention to environmental pollution,
The exhibit, called "Out to Sea?
At the exhibit, visitors will first stop in front of a mountain of plastic garbage collected from the Red and Mediterranean Seas, and then take a tour of an installed island showing obscure plastic remains of waste disposal from the seas.
The exhibition also includes a short documentary on the life of a plastic bottle, and its long journey through the open sea.
Visitors won’t simply walk in and browse, said
The project aims to encourage people to be conscious about the way they use plastic by highlighting the environmental damage it causes, she said. Plastic trash often ends up in the seas and oceans, where a simple plastic bottle takes up to 450 years to decompose into micro plastic, health endangering particles when it gets into the human body.
"Recycle your plastic garbage," Boktor said. "Reuse your plastic bottles. Buy a water dispenser instead of buying lots of small bottles."
The exhibition, which launched from the Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich in
Ahead of the exhibition, Darb 1718 started a clean-up mission in April by collecting plastic trash from the beaches of
The methodology of the exhibition is relatively new in
"If you blame people they will be defensive about it," she said.
The ECO-tour guides encourage people to act responsibly rather than pointing fingers, Bakr said.
As part of the project, Darb 1718 will organise workshops, especially for school classes, which will teach children ways to recycle responsibly, Boktor said.
Artists will showcase creative ways to up-cycle an old plastic bag into a colorful backpack or to create artwork using trash, he said. An example for down-cycling would be reusing high quality plastic garbage to produce minor plastic quality products.
"For all of us, this is an experimental learning journey," Bakr said.
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