Project Pomace: Learning Circularity from Olive

Project Pomace features a series of design experiments with bio-based materials towards a creative circular practice. It is a collaborative design research between the Netherlands and Turkey involving designers and makers from both countries.

The project is inspired by the intrinsic circular qualities of the ancient olive cultivation practices in Karaburun, Izmir. It suggests that understanding the inherent qualities of this very own practice and culture will help us to develop an understanding on circular design thoroughly. The project documents and presents them through different forms of media. Moreover, the production of olive and its by-products outputs biological residues still to be examined from a design perspective. Project Pomace does so through hands-on design research by involving the local designers and producers and by utilizing the local production systems.

The project is supported by the Creative Industries Funds NL (Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie).

"Nothing of the olive is wasted"