An organization to pick up trash

Trash Hero
(Pending editorial review)
Tailandia (Tambon Ko Tarutao)

This project manages to transform the problem of the trash scattered in a natural environments into a collective heroic activity which is responsible and fun at the same time: a bunch of people get together to accomplish the “action” of picking up trash from shores and beaches. And you feel like an hero. And the action becomes viral.

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Silvia Brandi (07 January 2016)


She studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano and ETSAB UPC (Erasmus Program in Barcelona). In 2004 she graduated with honors (tutor Giovanni La Varra) with a thesis about the transformation of the Alps landscape (Paolo Aldeghieri Award) and won a scholarship to develop an urban project at POSTECH University in South Korea. She worked in Milan with Stefano Boeri and from 2006 is settled in Barcelona where she is part of Intitute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia staff as the editor of the book “Self-Sufficient Housing”, ed. ACTAR – IAAC (2006). From 2006 she works with Josep Miàs in the international architectural firm MiAS Architects as Head Architect. As Project Leader she has lead several built projects, most notably new iGuzzini Headquarters in Barcelona (Archdaily Building of the year and WAF2012 Shortlisted), Market facilities and public space in Rubí, the Puppet Theater in Tibidabo Amusement Park. She has been co-editor of various publications, such as the monographic book about iGuzzini building ed. ACTAR Birkhauser (2012), and the one about Barceloneta Market ed. ACTAR (2010) and has curated exhibitions about MiAS Architects work. Since 2006 she also collaborates with Josep Miàs in architecture academical courses at ETSAB (Barcelona) and at UNISS (Sassari) and has been invited by various international Institutions to give lectures about MiAS Architects works. From 2012 she is back at IAAC as the Academic Coordinator and Faculty leading the Experimental Structure Course and co-directing the Open Thesis Fabrication Postgraduate program, and from 2016 she is the head of Communication and International Relations.

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