Trace Material explores the convergence of our lives and the lives of the materials that surround us. Each season we dig into a material you might find in your interior environment to discover what it can tell us about our history, our culture, and our bodies.
Season one focuses on hemp–one of the two main ingredients in the superstar healthy material, HempLime, often called Hempcrete. Although it seems much of the US has gone hemp crazy, Trace Material thinks about hemp critically. We look into the history of American agriculture, the 2018 Farm Bill, and hemp’s potential to right some of the social and environmental wrongs of the country’s past.
Talking Shop with Mattie Mead
Episode 07: The Natural Building Omnivore
Episode 06: Build Local
Episode 05: Growing Pains
Episode 04: The Green Path
Episode 02: Pot’s Benevolent Cousin
Episode 01: Hemp in the Bluegrass
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