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Change of function

Repurposed objects

Two million years ago, the first men started using chipped stones for cutting and smashing, becoming one of the first tools designed to satisfy their basic needs. 

In the material world we live in today, we have an increasingly definite idea of ​​the function of the objects we use every day. We associate a shape with a function and we hope that such object will fulfil the task for which it was designed. However, there are situations in which an object is subjected, temporarily or permanently, to a change in function by its user. One may take a cushion to kill a mosquito, a polystyrene box to make a flowerpot, a key to remove the wax from an ear. Examples can be common or totally unexpected. Therefore, the research that I propose in this section will seek to search, categorise and analyse these examples in which changes of function occur to be able to study the subject in more depth. This theme submitted here is my great passion for years and by working on it I aim to attain a level of theorisation that would, in my opinion, allow a better understanding, rather creative, of the material world.

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