If It’s Not Grown It’s Mined

Anything we can’t grow we have to extract from the Earth in one way or another.

‘If It’s Not Grown It’s Mined’ is an interactive shopping experience which explores the impact mining industries have on the environment and communities. Visitors to the shop can choose from a variety of everyday items and discover what elements have been extracted from different mines located around the world in order to make their chosen item. The environmental and social impacts of the extraction process are also revealed.
The aim is for visitors to reflect on their own consumption habits as well as to encourage visitors to push for the cultural and political change we need to see in the current climate and ecological emergency.