Tiny Farm Friends
Tiny Farm Friends
Dec 21, 2021
Dungse: Shit Matters. In conversation with Itika Gupta
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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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💩Time Stamps 

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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