The famous Milano Design Film Festival, the annual cinema & design meeting of Milan, is coming to Greece for the first time! As a precursor to the main events of the Greek edition of the festival that are scheduled to take place in Athens in 2021, a series of mini-events will be held from 2 to 8 November 2020.
On Friday 6 November, BlueCycle Lab will open its doors in Piraeus from 18.00 to 20.00 to welcome -implying strict anti-COVID regulations- visitors from Milano Design Film Festival Greece to enjoy a guided tour. In groups, they will have the opportunity to see operating the only large-scale 3D printer in Greece and to get to know the possibilities provided by technology for recycling and upcycling marine plastic waste generated by the fishing and shipping industry. In addition, they will get a taste of the material processing, from collection and separation, to the creation of raw material for plastics industry and recycled filament for 3D printers. Then they will have the opportunity to enjoy the screening of the short documentary “Second Nature”. The movie sheds light to the problem of abandoned fishing nets and how these can be re-used, as raw material, with the help of new technologies. The award-winning documentary filmmaker and Oscar nominee Daphne Matziaraki follows The New Raw, a Rotterdam based architect duo Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki, to their journey in Galaxidi, where they set up a mobile 3D-printing lab and make seashells –symbols of a clean sea– from ghostnets recovered from the sea.