Pre-Use means to use objects for something different than what they are intended for but leave them completely intact so that the initial use is still possible!
Pre-Use points to existing cases of circular modularity in our already built world!
In this topic we want to grow an open collection of Pre-Use examples and we invite you to contribute to it or play with it.
A flower pot serves as an outside ashtray, a jar as a vase, a deposit bottle as a sugar dispenser
UPDATE: Here is a whole house!
Water pipes serve as a desk stand or sports device
Chess figures made from nuts and bolts
scaffolding without holes
boards connected with belts
(1) Learn More
Read more about Pre-Use, it’s origins and implications for Circularity and circular design here:
(2) Add To The Collection
As said above, pls. contribute by sharing links or images in the comments below and help us to grow a collection. (Here is a little methodology suggestion ‘how to look’)
(3) Implement It
(For example as part of a local event.) Like this:
Present It: You can use this topic with examples and the link to the blogpost about Pre-Use as a slideshow to explain the idea to workshop participants. Then brainstorm with them more ideas. Try to find images, create them and contribute collectively to the collection of this place. | Update: In comment 10 you can find a methodology to run a 2 hour workshop research session on Pre-Use.
Equip A Space: Need to decorate or equip a space? Invite ppl. to brainstorm a complete Pre-Use version for everything. If you don’t have a space to equip take a space that is about to open in your city (for example from the government), make a Pre-Use plan and send it over to them.
Had another idea? Pls. share it.