Project Pomace is a collaborative experiment on circular design between the Netherlands and Turkey. It is inspired by the intrinsic circular qualities of the ancient olive cultivation practices in Karaburun, Izmir. It suggests that understanding the inherent qualities of this very own practice will help the designers to develop an understanding on circular design and provide them with profound inspirations. To this end, the first phase of the project aims to document and present a circular story of the olive in this local context. In the second phase, it will aim at encouraging the local designers to develop circular design ideas and realize them in collaboration with the ones in the Netherlands.
I am responsible for the visual identity of Project Pomace. I designed the logo, flyers, posters and several images for the project’s web appearence including GIFs.
The project is supported by the Creative Industries Funds NL (Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie). The project team is composed as follows;
Serdar Aşut (NL) // project coordinator | architect | founder of Random Works design agency
Melis Baloğlu (NL) // designer | founder of Melis Baloglu Design
Friso Gouwetor (NL) // designer | founder of Studio FG
Can Gündüz (TR) // architect | lecturer at Izmir Institute of Technology
Bilge Demirtaş (TR) // director – video artist
Olive Academy (TR) // local NGO in Karaburun
Karaburun Municipality (TR) // local co-financier