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(Archive) The Global Souvenir Shop

A re-mining renaissance out of human and mineral extraction

This project was part of DDW 2020
Photo by Almicheal Fraay — © Smartphone Destructor by Noud Sleumer

The Global Souvenir Shop approaches the re-mining of minerals not just as a method of reusing raw materials for economic or ecological gain, but as a tool to extract the social, geographic and cultural inscriptions that are alive in the production and processing of smartphones.

With the dominance of global brands and increasingly inaccessible technological components our experience of technology tends to be uniform: we buy a device that is identical to millions of others and then throw it away. Such an experience simplifies and

The Global Souvenir Shop by Noud Sleumer — © Photo by Almicheal Fraay

The Global Souvenir Shop by Noud Sleumer — © Left by Almicheal Fraay - Right by Noud Sleumer

The Global Souvenir Shop by Noud Sleumer — © Photo by Almicheal Fraay

The Global Souvenir Shop by Noud Sleumer

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