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  1. 1. What makes it design research ? The Open University, Milton Keynes, 30 January 2017 Transgressing Value for Plastic Waste / Katarina Dimitrijevic / KraalD Department of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London / Design Star / Cohort 2 Supervised by DR MATHILDA THAM / DR JULIET SPRAKE • The overall aim is to promote the minimization of future urban landfill, nurturing socially relational and eco-centric attitudes. As my research practice is embedded as a social narrative, public exposition and engagement is essential both to generate future insights from a multitude of stakeholders • Urban plastic trash is my study and production material. I am engaged in exploring re: use and up: cycle designedisposal and designtransposal strategies • This poster explores design workshop/s as a social research method (Rosner et al., 2016) The workshop approach recourses back into the praxis and create new possibilities of co- making. Through this, relational platform: plastic waste things and participants are engaged directly in the creative process, becoming co-authors, editors, and observers of the play. This type of social prototyping encourages me to gaze into what is familiar, towards what could be and what happens if; The workshop’s primary objective is to visualize the future possibilities for ocean plastic depollution, using plastic disposal to create a 3D gyre installation. Approach incorporates joyful activism, trash aesthetics and craft making.• social narrative for plastic waste scenarios and speculative design. Photo Bricolage: KraalD, 2015, Designetransposal Workshops: Visualizing through the North Atlantic Gyra; right : Sustainable Product Design, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, UK; left: PhDByDesign, Goldsmiths University, London UK.