Made from Detroit’s discarded plastic, Making Friends is a room sized puzzle made of friendly pieces. Each piece, or “friend,” can stand alone as an enigmatic domestic object as well as be a part of a larger whole. The project is made with an impoverished material process (recycling plastic by hand) to promote an optimistic attitude about what is possible with very little resources for both design and Detroit. Shown at the 2012 Venice Biennale as a part of 13178 Moran St - Grounds For Detroit.