This year, I was commissioned to produce the 2018 Sustainability Awards for University College London. The designs were inspired by the concept of ‘future fossils’, exploring the longevity of plastics and what this pervasive material will tell archaeologists of the future about us. Every tile has been impressed with plastic flotsam found on the UK coastline, delivered by the tides to tell our story on the high water mark of any beach.
In developing these designs for the Sustainability Awards, I have married two timescales – that of the beautifully intricate prehistoric creatures which formed oil millions of years ago and the plastics which make our single use lifestyle possible.
Huge congrats to the @UCLPALS Green Impact Team who picked up numerous @UCL Sustainability Awards last night at the epic annual @GreenUCL #UclSusAwards event. Find out more about our initiatives & how to get involved here: https://t.co/6kcIrCQweE @UCLBrainScience @JohnDraper8 pic.twitter.com/3GjFycn38F
— UCL Psych & Lang Sci (@UCLPALS) September 5, 2018
.@GreenUCL annual awards has artist Jo Atherton explain her awards which she made from Thames river plastics and the brilliant thinking behind them .@FlotsamWeaving #UclSusAwards .@NUS_sustainable pic.twitter.com/GKqjSn6x3w
— Martin Farley (@GreenLabGuy) September 4, 2018
— Josep Grau-Bové📚🌳🚲 (@lomecreu) September 4, 2018
Yet another UCL Green Impact Award added to the collection in the Sodexo office! We are proud to be UCL’s partner in the sustainable journey that leads to a greater environmental future #uclSusAwards @GreenUCL @SodexoIreland @Knight2Simon pic.twitter.com/dbD9Qv1etT
— Food Federation UCL (@FoodFedUCL) September 4, 2018