three students of the national taiwan university of the arts have created 100 popsicles made from polluted waters of taiwan’s lakes, rivers, beaches and ports to raise awareness on the problem of pollution. setting aside the flavor, the polluted water popsicles contain collected sewage samples that were first frozen and then preserved in polyester resin. wrapped in packaging also designed by the team, the project highlights the contrast between what is beautiful and what is problematic for the environment.
the one-hundred 1:1 models comprising the polluted water popsicles project showcases — in a pleasing aesthetic way — one of the biggest environmental problems we usually overlook. each popsicle reveals the impressive contamination of the water through their wasteful flavors complete with plastic, metal, arsenic, mercury, and other harmful materials. the project generates a polarity between how good they look, how awful they may taste, and how damaging they are.
award-winning polluted water popsicles has become viral since its release, gaining lots of attention in taiwan and now globally. rapid economic growth is a problem the whole world is living and water is one of the most affected. by imitating new food trends, the team has made a powerful statement by making something terrible into something beautiful to see by doing this people will be more aware.
juliana neira I designboom
jun 08, 2017