The Hidden Material

An interactive mini-installation, bringing to life the worldwide issue of microplastics.

The Hidden Material explores the far reaching and widely uncovered topic of microplastics in the surrounding environment. The interactive installation contains a series of simple, engaging activities which inform people about specific moments in the microplastic journey: inception, dissemination, re-emergence.

Specifically designed to inform in a non-biased way it sparks individual perspectives and acts as a catalyst for conversation questioning ethical responsibilities of consumer companies and what this issue may mean for humanity in the future. Through its simple design, The Hidden Material series, attempts to distill a complex and abstract subject into something local, personal and tangible.

Due to limited scientific research, we still cannot say what effect this global issue may have on people. It may take another four or five decades to have these answers because of the complexity scientists face when working in this field.