What design principles might we learn from nature that can be applied to designing, producing and managing life in a resource-efficient and sustainable way? The exhibition tells the story of a tree’s eco-system and thereby demonstrates nature’s strategies and patterns that have been envolving for more than 3.8 thousand million years.
The audience is introduced to the framework and the practice of biomimicry by learning from ordinary and innovative applications in various crafts and design professions. This transdisciplinary exhibition project is underpinned by extensive collaborative research and oriented toward educating all stakeholders. Thus, the exhibition brings together science, crafts and artistic production in an
inspiring learning lab for the whole family.
Elisabeth Kopf, Project- and Communicationdesigner, Design Buero Baustelle
Regina Rowland, Professor and Biomimicry-Expert
Timo Kopf (Zoologist), Christian Rammel (Ecologist) and Birgit Gschweidl (Botanist)
Opening hours: Tue – Sat, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun, Mon and public holidays closed
Reductions (Students, Apprentice, 15 People and more): EUR 5
The second Werkraumschau has products on show from various workshops of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald – among them several new members – in a spotlit scenario.
The Werkraumhaus designed by Peter Zumthor as a multi-functional building becomes the stage and the handicrafts the actors in a continually changing play of daylight and artificial light. Stage flood- and spotlights generate an immaterial and atmospheric architecture of light, mount the objects in the space, infuse life into their surfaces and forms, and trace a graphical shadowplay on the floor of the building.
“We do many things with our hands, touch people, play the piano, sewing clothes, lay rebar in formwork, grind flooring, clean ditches. Sometimes the prestige of´handmade objects is great. Sometimes the result of work performed with the hands is hardly worth mentioning or is not even visible. Artists, who paint, draw and give shape to things speak of the intuition of the hand, while manual labourers on the production line tell other stories.
In the exhibition titled “handmade” we want to use cinematic means to display an inventory of things that were made by hand. Without judging. In accompanying interviews craftsmen are invited to report