Cheer Project: Creating a symbiotic circular economy with Gaurav MK Wali

Tiny Farm Friends

26-03-2022 • 1 hr 4 mins

Gaurav MK Wali is an industrial and material designer from India, working against design’s monoculture. His 'Cheer Project' is research into pine needles in which the abundant and unwanted material is developed into a 100% bio-based and biodegradable composite material.

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🌲Time Stamps

00:00:00 - Background story

00:03:47 - Genesis of Cheer Project

00:09:30 - Causes of Forest Fire

00:16:00 - The process

00:27:00 - Developing Relationship with local artisans

00:31:00 - Overcoming Challenges

00:36:00 - Impact created through collaboration

00:41:15 - Material Properties and applications

00:47:40 - Inspiring projects

00:52:25 - Role of designers

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