Clay & Gypsum

2023 -2024
Research and exploration
Montréal (Qc), Canada

Formal and material study in progress involving materials collected from construction sites (here the combination of clay and gypsum on a steel armature). This research is part of a recycling and re-use initiative, addressing the major environmental impact of the construction sector, recognized as one of the most polluting. The recycling and re-use of construction materials offers a sustainable solution for the environmental problems associated with the production of new materials. It contributes to the preservation of limited natural resources by avoiding the intensive exploitation of exhaustible materials such as minerals, thereby reducing demand for primary resources and preserving fragile ecosystems. By extending the lifetime of materials, this approach contributes in its own way to reduce the carbon footprint associated with the production of these construction materials. Recycling and re-use also contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste management, by preventing the accumulation of construction debris in landfill sites. In conclusion, this project aims to encourage the recycling of construction materials in visual arts sector, laying the foundations for a symbiosis between two distinct fields and a more sustainable, eco-friendly approach.