on 22 June 2018 at 5 pm in the Werkraumhaus, Andelsbuch
Façade installation from 23 June – 21 October 2018
nextG — presents the next generation of craftspeople and their works – in this case a building project by the first and second year of the Werkraumschule in cooperation with the Swiss crafts and design teacher Serge Lunin.
Around sixty young people are building a three-dimensional timber structure which, borrowing from the summer exhibition Alphabet of Life – Nature’s Learning Workshop (23 June – 6 October 2018), is oriented in its constructional principles on the architecture of the Werkraumhaus. The temporary construction under the projecting roof of the building by Peter Zumthor is simultaneously “nesting place” for the new generation to hatch their ideas.
Please note that the event will be documented in film and photographs and that footage and images in analogue or digital form may be used in the context of the event for public relations actions and archiving.
Opening hours Werkraumhaus, Tues – Sat 10 am – 6 pm Hof 800, 6866 Andelsbuch
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
DESIGNING CRAFT, CRAFTING DESIGN
Royal College of Art (RCA) London / Werkraum Bregenzerwald / Diaméter
Following the premier at Vienna Design Week 2017 the exhibition Designing Craft, Crafting Design, a collaborative project of the Royal College of Art (RCA) London with Werkraum Bregenzerwald and the design collective diaméter will be presented by invitation of the Arts & Crafts Fair at the MKG – Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.
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