With the man’s lost sense of intuition towards work with hands, how do we revive crafts? Because a craft technique do not belong to or derived from a specific region, we experiment with workshop formats by encouraging improvisation through non-restrictive technique teaching and the use of locally sourced materials. The imagination through making is the central focus of the workshop. ‘Thinking by making’ is a reaction of the current cul-de-sac phenomena of man losing their instinct to nature. These sociological enquiries into the alienation implicit in global capitalism’s increasingly atomised and deskilled production processes.
Workshop concept & teaching: Evey KwongProject coordination: Jan LindenbergRiso print: Dahier
Löwen.haus’s strong emphasis with local context via the use of local sourced materials is in lined with futurprimitiv’s approach on a non-didactic way of teaching (co-creation). It is an example of how crafts learning could be engaged apart from mastering the techniques to facilitate creativity.
Picture credits to Hirofumi Abe and Stephan Fallucchi