Today’s globalized world challenges any community which is based on a shared place, belief or history. Therefore design should find out how similarities and differences in a community are connected. This workshop uses global and local contexts and tries to weave something ‘glocal.’
The Hindu or Buddhist pagoda architecture, which originally represents a sacred mountain, shall serve as our workshop community’s framework. We are going to animate this structure with each participant’s patchwork, learning from the traditional Korean Jogak-bo textile that women created from discarded fragments of cloth and other material. But we are going to extend this concept and integrate whatever material is at hand in two- and three-dimensional designs. The different patches shall preserve each participant’s culture and ultimately inspirit our simple pagoda environment.