26 Feb 2020 09:00 — 16:00
27 Feb 2020 09:00 — 16:00
What happens when matter really matters?
Materials are ubiquitous in our life and we are increasingly interested in where they come from, the circumstances of their production as well as their afterlife. The search for materials that are easier on the environment and reduce pressure on our ecologies in comparison to products based on fossil fuel or minerals is evident.
MaterialeX is a two-day deep-dive workshop about exploring how to make materials from local waste streams. It is held in English by Chan'nel Vestergaard also known as Littlepinkmaker. Following Vestergaard's concepts of "Designing for disaster" or "Designing the disaster", the workshop will introduce the MaterialeX Kit, a selection of tried and tested recipes to learn about terminology, sustainability, material ecosystems and material production. During the workshop, we will test and expand these recipes with the matter at hand to create potential new materials and challenge ourselves with questions related to material futures.
The workshop has free entry and it can host up to 15 participants. The application deadline is February 19 - all applicants will be informed about the selections by Friday, February 21.
The workshop is part of BioFacts - a programme that consists of a series of artistic research work labs. During 2020, the programme introduces fundamental techniques of working with biological arts and serves as a vehicle to discuss art and science, materials, techniques, safety and policy, biopolitics, ethics as well as artistic examples through hands-on work.
BioFacts is supported by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.