The Dutch alone throw away more than 400,000 loaves of bread per day.

Wasteland – Kadir van Lohuizen

In 2050, 70% of the world population will live in a city. Together these people produce an enormous amount of waste, which a lot of metropolises are already unable to process. Photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen documented the main waste streams in five metropolises: Tokyo, New York, Jakarta, São Paolo, Lagos and his home town Amsterdam. From garbage on the streets to the recycling industry, which provides insight in the consequences of our consumer behaviour, the waste management in cities and the economic impact of this industry.

In collaboration with Kadir van Lohuizen and Pakhuis de Zwijger, K&H designed and developed a modular traveling exhibition as an intervention in public space, thus creating a portable landmark to adres this global and urgent issue. The installation premiered at the Amsterdam based festival ‘We Make the City’ in June 2018.

Installation overview of the outdoor exhibition Wasteland, Kadir van Lohuizen. In the background Eye Filmmuseum.
Installation shot showing Information about New York City's waste management at the outdoor exhibition Wasteland, Kadir van Lohuizen
Shipping containers stacked up three stories high at the outdoor exhibition Wasteland, Kadir van Lohuizen
Installation shot showing Information about Jakarta's waste management at the outdoor exhibition Wasteland, Kadir van Lohuizen
Close up of typography applied on shipping containers at the outdoor exhibition Wasteland, Kadir van Lohuizen

Wasteland – Kadir van Lohuizen

Client: Pakhuis de Zwijger

Year: 2018

Concept: Kadir van Lohuizen, Kummer & Herrman

Graphic design: Kummer & Herrman
Exhibition design
: Kummer & Herrman
Production: Kummer & Herrman, Pakhuis de Zwijger

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