Exploration #03 Making Wool Futures: an invitation
Mountain wool: New applications, products and perspectives
19 January 2019, 10.00 – 16.00
This hands-on making workshop* is a collaboration between muu-baa and rewollte (Theresa Bader and Melissa Fröhle) focusing on the potential of 60 tonnes of waste sheep wool produced annually in South Tyrol for the generation of new materials, applications and products. Participants will be introduced to past and present experimental works by designers, artists and craftspeople in Europe to imagine and construct new concepts working with wool.
BENEFITS of attending:
- Get up to speed on contemporary issues of wool, its challenges and potentials
- Generate and make new creative concepts with others
- Meet diverse professionals
- Learn about the new muu-baa network and meet members
- Enjoy a convivial setting on a farm with delicious complementary local food and drink
*Workshop facilitation will be a mixture of English, German and Italian.
9.45 Registration and coffee
10.00 Introduction – short talks from the workshop initiators & guests
10.30 Mapping past and present wool uses
11.15 Coffee break
11.30 Exploring technical, symbolic and emotional properties of the waste wool and finished wool products. Sketching concepts and testing materials.
13.30 Experimental making with waste wool
15.30 Presenting the artifacts and discussion
Venue: Stanglerhof, Mumelterweg 42, St. Konstantin, 39050 Völs am Schlern, Italy
To reserve a place (maximum of 20 participants), please email email@example.com.