“Remix El Barrio”, Food waste biomaterials design

MATERFAD, Barcelona Materials Center, brings the exhibition “Remix El Barrio” to its headquarters, the Disseny Hub Barcelona.

In the last 30 years, plastic production has increased by 620%. Every day in Catalonia, 720,000 kg of food is thrown away. This wasted food, totalling 260,000 tonnes per year, is equivalent to the food needs of 500,000 people for one year.

“Remix El Barrio”, Food waste biomaterials design, is an exhibition that was born with the ambition of proposing a learning place to promote and enable new practices based on neo-craftsmanship with food waste. The exhibition is the result of a pilot program where various designers learn about biomaterial design and explore projects with food scraps using artisanal techniques and digital fabrication

Remix el Barrio is supported by the European SISCODE project, coordinated by Fab Lab Barcelona, an innovation center, located within the IAAC, which analyzes the way we live, work and share in cities.

Beyond the exhibition, Remix has transformed into a collective that experiences circularity, not only creating materials with olive pits and avocados, coffee peels, vegetable and fruit skins or restaurant waste, but also exploring collaboration, inclusivity, self-management towards shared knowledge with local actors



  • Until monday 29/04
    09:00 to 21:00 (Tuesday-Sunday)
    16:00 to 21:00 (Monday)


  • Design Hub Barcelona – Pl. of the Glories, 37-38, Barcelona

Free admission