Platform21 = Repairing
As a counterpoint to the infinite possibilities that new digital manufacturing systems offer us, DHUB presents a weekend of repair workshops led byPlatform21=Repairing, a collective of designers.
The concept of repairing as a creative, cultural and economic force is undervalued in contemporary society. The workshops, to be run by Platform21=Repairing, are intended to raise awareness of a mindset, a culture and a practice that were, until very recently, fully accepted as the norm in people’s everyday lives. Using various repair techniques, these workshops provide an opportunity to give products a new life and to turn them into unique and totally personalised objects.
With this in mind, we ask you to bring a broken chair that you might have at home, a ripped t-shirt or a broken piece of pottery, and we’ll show you how to make them new again. If you don’t have any objects to repair, don’t worry, we will provide them for you.
Platform21 = Repairing is part of 48h Open House Barcelona, the festival of Architecture that is held in Barcelona on October 16th and 17th.
Friday October 15th, 7-10 p.m.
Repair Party: the party includes a chair repair workshop with a contest and prize for the best repair.
Saturday October 16th and Sunday October 17th 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Repair Workshops: learn and practice different repair techniques.
Chair Repair. How to repair chairs with tape and rope
The workshop will be lead by Moetoesingi Schmidt, one of the authors of Repair Manifesto. During the workshop you will individually or in groups, use different types of tape and rope to repair broken chairs.
Repairing means giving products a second life and furthermore, a new and more interesting life. Each time we repair an object we add something to its potential, its history, its soul and its inherent beauty.
Turn your trash into treasures with tape!
Woolfiller. Repairing the holes in sweaters by filling them with wool
Woolfiller is based on an old textile technique, that has been rediscovered by designer Heleen Klopper. It consists of patching holes in woolens using special needles and felt. In this workshop, Klopper will teach several fast and simple techniques to repair holes in woolen clothing and rugs,and will also present a carpet that she has reconstructed.
At the workshop you will receive a DIY (do-it-yourself) kit, and small pieces of second-hand wool. You are also free to bring your own woolen clothing to repair, or perhaps pick up a damaged piece of wool fabric or clothing at a second-hand shop.
Presented by: Heleen Klopper
Bison Kintsugi. Repairing ceramics with the Kintsugi technique
Bison Kintsugi is a techinique invented by Lotte Dekker that was inspired by an ancient Japanese technique called kintsugi, an extremely complex and expensive process that consists of repairing porcelain with gold leaf. As an alternative to this ancient technique, Dekker uses modern-day Bison glue and gold dust to repair and reconstruct broken ceramics in a simple way.
The organization will provide pieces of broken porcelain and other needed materials (glue and gold dust, spatulas and mixing bowls), but you're also invited to bring your pieces of broken pottery and ceramics.
There will also be Bison Kintsugi DIY kits that you can buy, and you will be able to view a complete porcelain set that has been repaired by Dekker.
Presented by: Lotte Dekker
Dispatchwork. Repairing walls with Lego
Artist Jan Vormann discovered that he could repair damaged walls with Lego piece - they were easy to attach and adhered to the wall without the need for glue.
In this workshop, directed by Vormann, you will learn how to repair holes that you have found in your walls with Lego. Groups will consist of a maximum of 15 to 20 participants, so that Jan may provide personalized attention and explain the most appropriate procedure for each case.
Vormann, who has a solution for every opening and every angle, has presented his installations Dispatchwork internationally.
Presented by: Jan Vormann
Practical Information: Workshop has a limit of 20 participants at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Participation is based on order of arrival.
Organized by: DHUB /with the collaboration of the Embassy of the Netherlands
Where: Hall – Espai 0. DHUB Montcada (Montcada, 12)
Practical Information: Free Entry. Limited Participation. No pre-registration On the days of these workshops, the study gallery Wallpaper. Collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts and of the Office of Graphic Arts of Barcelona, will be closed to the Public.