The symbol of Ecomaterials is based on the figure of the Ouroboro.


The first information about this mythological animal dates from Egypt in 2600 BC. Since then, Phoenicians, Greeks and most of the Eastern and Western cultures have used such an animal, alternating between a dragon, snake or fish.


The Ouroboro is the self-feeding mythological animal that gives continuity to its life in an eternally renovating cycle (and thus was the inspiration for this work’s logo). Likewise, ecomaterials are those already known materials that are also very widely used and which, depending on their environmental weaknesses and strengths, are being developed with the capacity to self-generate. In this sense, they start to close their cycles through the biosphere or the technical system.


©Sebastian Guerrini, 2009