What happens when you discover how forms are being formed? This workshop addresses designers broadly, including artists, architects and engineers. Whether you work with materials or strategies, design is a core activity in every aspect of our society. The adverse side effects of our designs are not directly visible but often have a destructive impact on our living systems. Designers have a key role to play in how we relate with the Earth’s materials.
This week starts with an exploration of water, our basic material, by sensing its qualities of shaping, moving, storing, etc. We will apply our water experiences to broadened experiments with wood. From there onwards, we will create our next steps towards a concrete application with any natural material that appeals to you.
In short, we will:
- Get insights into specific laws of life.
- Find our individual understanding of the complexity and simplicity in form and matter.
- Develop a skilfulness working with one material and awaking us to its endless possibilities.
- Align a design process with the living qualities inherent to matter and form.
Bob de Graaf is a designer who will support this process with fotos and videos.
Maria Blaisse and Li An Phoa
10 - 16 September
Video by Alfa Lee
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