Itika Gupta is a founding partner at Studio Carbon, a studio that works at the intersection of design, systems, and storytelling. Through Dungse, cow dung bio-composites, created in collaboration with Studio Lindey Cafsia, they aim at giving the age-old natural material cow dung a contemporary spin by combining modern design skills with ancient indigenous knowledge.
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00:00:00 - Intro
00:02:34 - Background story
00:04:53 - Why choose Cow Dung?
00:09:18 - Dungse raw materials and experiments
00:12:28 - Dungse applications
00:16:15 - Biocomposite properties
00:19:20 - Biomaterials and innovation
00:22:00 - Design infrastructure in Netherlands and India
00:25:34 - Future of circularity in India
00:28:12 - Open source information vs Intellectual Property
00:31:47 - Response to Dungse as a product
00:34:55 - Vision for Dungse
00:38:12 - Importance of intersection of design and science
00:40:21 - Biomaterials with potential
00:44:20 - Key challenges with Biomaterials adoption
00:48:45 - Experiments at Studio Carbon
00:51:47 - Dreams ahead
00:51:47 - What if...
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