Workshop: Material Stories – Prof. Aart van Bezooyen + Paula Raché

2. Dezember 2013, 9.00 Uhr bis 17.00 Uhr, im Masterstudio Material und Technologie (Raum 3.10.090)


1. Junk: Please bring a bag of materials/things/parts/… that you consider working with, so we have our own „pile of beautiful waste“ to work with.
2. Tools: Please bring basic hand tools (cutter, pliers, screw driver, hot-melter, tape, handsaw, etc…) so we can (hand)make small prototypes.
3. Read: Get yourself informed about „Chindogu“ (Google).

Programm: Morning

Hello & Introduction
A short introduction on several aspects of upcycling and the challenge of getting better waste.

Garbage Check
See what everybody hast brought from home, factories, streets, recycling- and waste-sites.

Reverse Chindogu Approach (RCA)
We’re going to work with „Chindogu“, the Japanese art of inventing ingenious everyday gadgets, to discover new applications.

Lunch Break

Program: Afternoon

Make – Try – Change – Make – Try – …
Making and testing simple installations in small teams made of our „pile of beautiful waste“.

Photo Shooting
Documenting project results with digital camera.

Presentation & Ending
Short presentation round and review of all results.

About Aart

Aart van Bezooyen (1976) is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design who lives in Hamburg. Material Stories (2005) is where he works and writes to inspire and enable best use of material to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable. He is professor at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle developing a new library for materials and technologies fostering dialogue between art and science. He is co-author of the book “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Exploring Sustainability Worldwide” and curated the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. When he is not consulting, teaching, or traveling he is probably cooking his own bio-plastics at home.

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