Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)
Waste generation is usually discussed in terms of metric tonnes or percentages - units and scales which we are not accustomed to and struggle to visualise. In addition, official waste figures are based on the output of a group of people, removing a sense of responsibility from the individual.
myCup is an interactive artwork commissioned by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) and their arts partner Create London for EarthDay 2015. Wrapped in 8000 plastic cups Bank of America Merrill Lynch has committed to using this many less cups during the six-weeks of its install as part of a bank-wide initiative to educate and inspire employees to recycle at work as part of the bank’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
This 3 metre diameter installation consists of multiple interdependent layers forming one rigid structure. The outermost layer consists of inter-weaved plastic cups skin which is supported and connected to a light-weight aluminium geodesic sphere which in turn houses a digitally fabricated internal core. This internal core has a dual function; it is braced to the structure at the centre of the geometry increasing its rigidity and providing a central point of suspension preventing the geodesic structure from deforming when suspended in position. In addition to the structural stability the central core features a system of 8 fins providing fixing points for 29 high brightness and individually addressed LEDs’.