School of Design, Interior Design

Students: Yijin Wang
Faculty: Keenah Suh

In response to the culture of consumption and the need to rethink our unsustainable waste streams, this project for the design of a facility for repair of donated goods aims to inspire and support a culture that values innovative strategies for renewal. The proposal also considers the important role of interaction among the people in the community to further support ideas about renewal and social sustainability.

Undergoing rapid development, the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY has been a victim of industrialization since the 1860s. This project proposes to insert a “disruptive” innovation to promote a new set of values that celebrates “imperfection,” which ultimately disrupts our habit of overconsumption and raises awareness of repair and reuse.






Link to student documentation (1, 2)