Virtual Design Festival

Museum of Modern Waste at VDF x Ventura Projects

Museum of Modern Waste imagines rubbish "as contemporary art"

Pieces of rubbish are displayed as artefacts in the Museum of Modern Waste, which Design School Kolding is exhibiting as part of VDF x Ventura Projects.

Exhibitor: Design School Kolding
Project title: Museum of Modern Waste (MOMW)

Design School Kolding is an arts university located in Denmark. During the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration, it is presenting its travelling exhibition named Museum of Modern Waste (MOMW).

Described by the school as "a unique combination of a waste sorting machine and a museum", MOMW investigates waste as a precious commodity.

It exhibits pieces of rubbish in the same way "you would collections of rare butterfly species and contemporary art", with the aim of challenging people's perception of waste.

Design School Kolding hopes it will motivate sustainable change at an individual and societal level.

Photography is by Katrine Worsøe.

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Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.

Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.

As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at