The LokaliteitenKabinet is a physical and digital resources exchange platform; an object part of the internet of things fostering industrial ecology.
The LokaliteitenKabinet is a physical and digital resources exchange platform; an object part of the internet of things fostering industrial ecology and stimulating a circular reuse and upcycling of waste streams.
The physical part of the platform is a paternoster cabinet which has the capacity to hold 50 samples of industrial waste-streams. These waste-streams originate from manufacturing firms in and around Nijmegen. The samples are displayed in transparent containers, suspended in the paternoster mechanism. The cabinet can be operated using two trackwheels. One operates the paternoster mechanism, a second smaller trackwheel allows users to position a touchscreen in front of the containers.
Once placed in front of a container, the touchscreen displays information about the sample. This data is stored in a relation database, containing information such as contact details of the firm where the waste-stream originates, volume and in basic chemical properties of materials in the stream. This provides the user with both a tantalizing visual representation as well as with relevant information about the properties of the waste-stream. This way we intended to invite the reuse and upcycling of the waste-streams. The database is also accessible through the website www.lokaliteitenkabinet.nl, allowing remote access to the information.
The LokaliteitenKabinet is strategically located in De Smeltkroes, a creative maker community home to 130 makers and designers. Through series of events and workshops these are inspired to utilize these waste streams in their products, thus closing resource loops on a regional scale and connecting creative makers to existing industries.