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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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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