Matters of Reassembly

Jan-Micha Gamer

The notion of waste is a social construction which has led to modern society’s throwaway culture. The term ‘waste’ is subjective label as it is associated with products that have lost its utility and value – therefore anything can be called waste. 'Matters of Reassembly' asks whether it makes sense to produce new products when we already live in abundance and where disposal is too easy. It advocates for the reuse of elements in order to extend their lifespan. The concept is about disassembling discarded products and combining them with natural materials in order to create unseen objects.

Jan-Micha Gamer is a German social designer researching and designing the materialised relationship of human and nature. Before his master studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he studied at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd product design. He is currently based in Berlin working as independent designer.