Eurasian watermilfoil

Eurasian watermilfoil

In:between

In:between is a material research and design project about and with an invasive aquatic plant, the Eurasian watermilfoil. Human activities, such as over-fertilisation, and global lifestyles favour the spread of the aquatic plant. The invasiveness affects the water ecosystem and immensely reduces local biodiversity. In:between investigates the eco-social and design potentials to discover hidden added values of the Eurasian watermilfoil.
To date, the invasive aquatic plant species are getting removed from water systems to be composted or stored. This process is often quite expensive. In:between extends and intensifies the plant’s lifespan by adding a new usage beyond landfill and composting: the removed aquatic plants are transformed into practical objects and, thus, used in new areas. The products are 100% compostable, as they do not contain any glue or other additional materials.

Ingredients

100% water plant

Maker

Benedikt Trojer

References

Flexibility (Video)
Material strenght (Video)
Production Process (Video)

Photo credits

Benedikt Trojer