ELIAS BÅTH – DÖD MARK. From the lime kilns of Smedjebacken to the mines of Kiruna, I have explored some of Sweden’s most energy-demanding industries and their waste materials. Made out of slag (the unwanted product) and steel (the wanted product), the table is a diagram which highlights the problem.
Jury citation Is slag the new black? Dead Ground takes us on a journey deep down into the bedrock, and highlights several major questions: about the finiteness of natural resources, the depletion of the countryside, and about an age in which the design industry needs think along new lines.