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Aiming for a democratic reality for socially and ecologically responsible life-styles.
Driven by engaging, open and educative qualities. Creating tools for interaction and questions for starting a transformation of values inspired by personal experiences. Exchanging knowledge with education and social environments.

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Interact to transform


From–0–Shop
Flow–T
Mitfahrscheibe
Open Bridge
Handmadeprint3
Hedgehog.idea
Binnersproject
Strategies for “Socialdesign”
Intention With Us
Alterhase—2nd Handlabel
Tante Emma System



Question to transform


Ikea 2.0 – make
Ikea 2.0 – assemble
Tandem – Tools
Impulse – Tool
Empties – Gamble
Pakked – uselessness
Deaf by choice
Was ist menschlich


Experience to transform


Prison–report /Chur
Traffic lights /Eindhoven
Progetto Leonardo /Volterra
Progeto De Moveis /Curitiba
Door Opening Man /Vancouver
Mobile Betreuer /Stuttgart
Flow-T investivation /Istanbul
Robert the Viking/ Vancouver
Davids umbrellas/ Vancouver


Various

 
Rechtsbank
Vonderboys—back to work
Wir ärgern uns nicht
Radfahrbahn
Tring—Moving sounds
CityGardenGD
Bendex—FeltBag
MockingBird—devise
SqeeSpree—Wooden joint
Hebix—Mobile lifting aid
Computer Mouse
Bendex—Furniture System
Form and handicaps
Beton—Furniture
Gesellenstück
Chainsaw Carving


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From-0-shop 

2019; Concept of engagement in craftwork


From—0 intends to educate and empower through engagement and fulfillment.
Tools, workshops, and products invite differently skilled people into various steps of making in order to engage with and enjoy craftwork.
At the core of the shop are templates developed as tools to extend capacities in craftwork.

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What

A modular system to create templates for sawing and drilling to guide people with different skill levels in woodworking workshops.

Why

Automation, digitisation and efficiency alienate people from manufacturing processes, product value and the joy of work. Re-humanising production systems by designing open and inclusive processes of making is of utmost importance.

How

In weekly workshops in a home for the elderly participants engaged in making a construction system using the guiding templates. The group activity revealed the participants’ strong desire to be useful in society. The approach can be adapted to different professions outside woodwork, challenging capitalistic ideas and preventing the loss of sensory working activities and the exclusion of people.




“I’m asking humans to be productive in the way of thinking and being active with their mind and brain.
Human beings are a social species which is dependant on his human brother.”

Joseph Beuys





Abstract
Automatization, digitalization, efficiency, accuracy and the deluded urgency of economic growth are shifting the vocational world and the notion of work and product value, at the cost of joy and the sense of work. Re-humanizing systems of production by questioning human engagement is of utmost importance. Processes of making need to be designed with the goal of openness and inclusion. Project “Making Things is Seeing Things” stresses how to provide tools and projects which guide openness, enabling participants and leaders with capacities to engage; to extend and re-discover capabilities in woodworking. In this case, elderly participants actively engage in a process of constructing with basics, such as marking, sawing, and drilling. These skills can be practiced with guiding templates, enabling the development of a group project which brings value to their surroundings. A weekly activity with the group of participants allowed for a better understanding of their capacities and a pathway of experimentation in tool development.

Unexpectedly, the participants' strong desire to be useful in their society was also revealed. Utilizing the concepts of openness and engagement presented the importance of creating a construction system which is scalable and transferrable to various dimensions, to continue the idea of openness and engagement also into the outcome and use. This exercise proves the crucial importance of making engagement possible in order to see unexpected values and understand material, processes and human coexistence. We have developed a system of making, open to adapt conscious consumption and challenge the global status quo, using local resources in terms of material, people and companies. This approach can be adapted in different professions outside woodwork, challenging capitalistic ideas and prevent the loss of sensual working activities and the exclusion of people. Page in progress


“People are seen not only as carriers of needs but also of capabilities. Thus, they are not only part of the problem they find themselves facing but also actors in their solution.”

Ezio Manzini




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Partner / Cooperation 
Vitalis Wissehaege Eindhoven
Design Academy Eindhoven Master Socialdesign

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