A cooperation between the MAK and the University of Applied Arts Vienna

Chien-hua Huang: Reform Standard

Pop-up Exhibition

Tue, 08.09.2020–Sun, 04.10.2020

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

In his exhibition Reform Standard, architect and designer Chien-hua Huang explores a circular waste economy and the potential of viewing the life cycles of materials such as plastic holistically by means of artificial intelligence. This would consequently revolutionize the definition of “zero waste.”
 
In the context of his research project of the same title, he developed a search algorithm driven by machine learning, which aims at promoting a material-informed design cycle and transforming plastic waste into potential resources by means of reinforcement learning and automatic image processing.
 
Based on drawings, physical models, and videos, the project shows how differently humans and machines perceive waste and which potential is consequently lost or gained.

Other than humans, artificial intelligence analyses and classifies form and material composition based on data. It groups the perceived waste without any bias regarding its “value.” Hence, views it in a more “objective” way. The production of a plastic shell exemplifies the function of the search algorithm: successful recycling of plastic waste creates a closed design cycle that functions without any further waste. 

Chien-hua Huang completed his graduate degree in “Architecture: Architectural Design 2,” headed by Prof. Greg Lynn, at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2020. The architectural designer and design researcher works in Taipei and Vienna.

Opening of the exhibition

Tue, 8 Sep 2020, from 6 p.m.
Free admission to the event with your MAK-Ticket
Tuesdays 6–9 p.m. admission only € 6

Program (4 Events)

Tue, 29.09.2020–Thu, 01.10.2020
Complete Program at the MAK

VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020 at the MAK

Tue, 29.09.2020 6.00 pm 10.00 pm
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020

MAK DESIGN NITE

ZERO WASTE – CIRCULAR DESIGN
Tue, 29.09.2020 6.00 pm
Vienna Design Week 2020

Guided Tour in context of the Vienna Design Week 2020

fully booked
Tue, 29.09.2020 7.00 pm
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020 | MAK DESIGN NITE

ZERO WASTE – CIRCULAR DESIGN - Panel

ZERO WASTE – CIRCULAR DESIGN - Panel

Free admission
 

Please note

Registration is required. 
Mouth-nose protection (mnp) must be worn at all times when visiting the museum.
 
7 p.m.
Panel
What are the possibilities of using new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to move waste management towards recyclable cycles? How can innovative projects be created from plastic waste through smart recycling and new design strategies? What is the future of waste avoidance and what are the tasks facing non-profit associations, large companies, and each and every one of us?
 
Chien-hua Huang, architect and designer
Raphaela Egger and Florian Mikl, Plasticpreneur 
Helene Pattermann, founder/CEO, Zero Waste Austria
Florian Amon and Raphael Volkmer, Precious Plastic Vienna, Association 
Moderator: Marlies Wirth, curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection
 
The panel is partly held in English.

The architect and designer Chien-hua Huang concerns himself with recyclable waste management for his exhibition in the MAK. Under the title Reform Standard, he represents a search process controlled by machine learning on the basis of drawings, physical models, and videos that, with the help of reinforcement learning and computer-produced image processing, aims at promoting a design cycle informed by materials and at transforming waste into potential resources.
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The Austrian start-up Plasticpreneur (Raphaela Egger, Sören Lex, Boris Rauter) develops and provides easily accessible, small plastic recycling machines and in this way conveys social enterprise capabilities that make it possible to convert plastic waste into new, innovative products. Their projects should contribute to the development of consciousness and inspire the founding of new social enterprises around the world.
plasticpreneur.com


Precious Plastic Vienna is an association for plastic recycling with a workshop in the WUK Vienna. A group of committed people from the fields of science, design, and environmental engineering have concerned themselves with plastic recycling in their free time since 2018. The association is committed to the principle of open source or open design and DIT (do it together) and is active on behalf of research and education on the theme of avoiding the use of and recycling plastic.
preciousplastic.wien

The team from Zero Waste Austria consists of experts from various fields relating to sustainability, waste avoidance, community work, and education. Reducing, reusing, and recycling into new products is a principle of the Zero Waste movement, which, among other things, promotes packaging-free supermarkets, but also offers seminars for companies wishing to integrate a sustainable lifestyle into their work routine.
zerowasteaustria.at
 
8 p.m.
Demonstration
Plasticpreneur by doing circular
900 000 tons of plastic waste are generated each year in Austria, more than half of it in private households. 71 percent of this waste is incinerated. Trash becomes valuable with the machines of the Austrian start-up. A “Plasticpreneur” is an entrepreneur who produces new things from old plastic—a recyclable design that contributes to avoiding waste and protecting the environment.  
 
#BYOP: Bring Your Own Plastic! 
Become a “Plasticpreneur” yourself—collect and clean your plastic and have it processed  into new objects at MAK DESIGN NITE! 

Please bring your own:
- ONLY plastic bottle caps or stoppers
- cleaned at home BEFOREHAND (washed & dried)
 
 
 
 
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Media

© Chien-hua Huang
Creative Climate Care, Graphic Design: Theresa Hattinger
Chien-Hua Huang, Reform Standard, 2020
© Chien-Hua Huang
MAK-Ausstellungsansicht, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
im Vordergrund: Plastikhülle (Endgültiges Modellergebnis)
MAK GALERIE
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
in the front: plastic shell (Final model outcome)
MAK GALLERY
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
in the front: plastic shell (Final model outcome)
MAK GALLERY
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
MAK GALLERY
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
MAK GALLERY
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
in the front: 3-D prints (Waste assembly simulation model, scale 1:10)
MAK GALLERY
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
in the front: Potato chips model (Process model)
MAK GALLERY
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
in the front: Potato chips model (Process model)
MAK GALLERY
© MAK/Georg Mayer
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
CREATIVE CLIMATE CARE 
Chien-hua Huang. Reform Standard
in the front: Scan camera and patterned turntable
MAK GALLERY
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 

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