Workshop 4: The workshop as a biotope: designing material cycles and material flows

Saturday, 5 June 2021 – 2:00 p.m.

Workshops are themselves biotopes of coexistence and the alternation of the most diverse aggregate states. They are laboratories of material cycles: raw materials and tools, discarded things as waste and shaped things as draft, traditional skills and permanent venture are in constant interaction, not the product but a permanent, hybrid process of becoming are their principle (for example schools of alternative agriculture, material laboratories, re-use workshops, etc.).

Host: Marina Otero Verzier (Spain)

Dr Marina Otero Verzier heads the Master’s programme in Social Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She is also Director of Research and Development at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and was, among other things, curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Biennale 2018 in Venice. Her research interest focuses on showing projects and practices whose success lies in their ability to offer deviations from established ways of thinking. She pursues this approach, for example, in her initiative “BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a planetary scale”, in which she looks at alternative models of coexistence, sensitivity and care for multispecies and collective bodies in times when the planet is burning out.

Speakers: Lara Almarcegui, artist (Spain)
Serina Tarkhanian, researcher & designer (Canada)
Anastasia Kubrak, researcher & lecturer (Russia)
Jason Hendrik Hansma, artist (Netherlands)
Marisol de la Cadena, anthropologist & lecturer (Peru)