Santiago, Chile

Recyclápolis, Fundación Recyclápolis

Fundación Recyclapolis hired Metcalfe to conceptualize a plan for outdoor exhibits complementing their proposed museum of recycling. Our idea, “Alchemy Today,” explores the incredible transformation of a mundane substance into something extraordinary. Exploiting the poetics of an ancient art in the service of contemporary science, we framed four interrelated zones: earth, fire, water, and air, to explore the social and scientific value of reduce, reuse, and recycle.