# 0035

Drilling Core

Matter, Several Things, Common, Ceramics, Glasses,

Socio-cultural Data

Historical Uses

Oporto granite has been a source for construction materials for centuries.

Historical Impact

The cities of Oporto and Matosinhos mostly sit in a massive granite strata.

Present Uses

The drilling cores are used to test the stability of underground.

Experimental, near future uses

Drilling cores offer a precious entry point into the deep history of the city. Various pedagogic experiences can be considered with this elements.

Technical Data

Class of Material

Ceramics, Glasses

Processing methods · Image / Video / Audio (.jpg, .png, .mp4, .mp3 up to 30MB)

Bio-temporal-geographical Data

How does the item affect the environment in which it exists?

Nourish it

Ontological-cosmological Data


How does transforming this artefact/material/living thing/matter transform you?

The stability that this item lends to our lives had defined our surroundings for centuries.

What can humans give back to this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

Can locality define the resources we use?