Bringing awareness into the creativity of tomorrow's architects.... this was the aim of the workshop. Buildings, construction are one of the activities generating a huge amount of waste and should be addressed. During these 3 days, the students looked for waste and unwanted materials in their surroundings. books, food packaging etc.... but a eventually a green leather coach abandonned in the street was the source of inspiration for many students. They developped "maroquinerie" articles all hand stitched. Bicycle inners tubes were turned into costers or a hammoc, tetra pack woven into placemats, and old books wear embroidered...
view photos of workshop on photo album : left column.
Master Class on ecodesign at the Kharkiv State Academy of design and Arts, Ukraine , Oct. 2012
Students in graphics At the design Acamedy in Khakiv have participated in a Master Class held by Katell. here is the result of their creation, a first hand try with designing with re used materials. Bottle corks turned into coster, umbrella strutures or fabric turned into children's mobil or poach , shirt becoming invitation card and pencil box, wall paper turned into a zen notebook, plastic bags becoming poster with the " macrame" technic , leather jacket becoming a mobile phone poach . so much inspiration and creativity. BRAVO to all ! keep re using ! the brochures bellow have been made by the students.
A master class " from research to ecodesign" was held at the Yermilov Art Center in Oct and was attended by about 60 people, all enthousiastic to listen to katell's vision on ecodesign and her journey into re using waste.
Was organised by TOG (Community Volunteer Foundation which counts 14000 volunteers in 72 universities all around
Turkey ). and named "Hamdım, Piştim, Oldum"
This workshop aimed to support the
use of local materials and manufacturing techniques after having questionedthe consumption society and solved a common problem through different ways of design.
Only tents andfood were provided, the rest wasto be created by the participants.
Using what was available around us:
forest resources se such as branches,wood , dead leaves (used as filling in cushions), high grass (woven into separation), household trash: cans, plastic bottles, bottle caps(became a shower mat) ,plastic bags (crochet work into a strong bag)
flavour carry bags (turned into bean bags, cushions), used foam mattress (turned into cushions), old banner, wooden boxes
From the local scrap recycler: washing machine drums, cooking oil drum (became a stool), water heater (turned into a trash bin)
In the first 4 days, we already build : shower, sitting area, a refuse station (with sorted waste), a tool box, a swing anda covered area for the luggage’s.
Then we invited the local women- who to our surprise and joy came with their children- to a workshop in which we made paper beadsand necklaces, coin purse in tetra pack, poach in crocheted plastic bags, and some exploration into weaving plastic food packaging. the room was too small to welcome all the people who wanted to join: so needless to say thatit wasa big, big success.
All this work was low tech, ecodesign and very inspirational.It was a lot of fun for everybody......