This digital object has been developed in “Properties and new uses of materials for design” subject from the Design degree from EINA, University School of Design and Art (attached to the Autonomous University of Barcelona). The aim of the subject has been research about one material and then design a project in the Graphic Design and Visual Creation area where this material present a new use.

We create this website as a project of our subject “Propietats i usos de nous materials per al disseny”.

Our idea is to use cork because the extraction is sustainable and does not harm the ecosystem, to claim the massive and uncontrolled deforestation.

Our project is to imitate the papers for voting, because when there are elections there is an excessive waste of paper. The political campaigns consume a lot of paper unsustainable and very worrying every four years. We know we can not replace all the paper we use every day for cork, but these campaigns represent a perfect opportunity to reclaim deforestation and uncontrolled use of paper, proving that you can use a more sustainable material as is the cork.

We printed with screen printing this papers on paper cork.

We hope that our project results interestinf and you can learn something new, as we made while we were working on it!

By Aida Aram, Regina Loppacher, Irene Morales and Àngels Rambla