>COMEBACK< workshop at the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg 2013

new times for old things

An average European household possesses around 10,000 things.
Many of these things are forgotten or unwanted. They break down or we just lose interest in them - they are discarded and quickly replaced by something new. Participants will bring personal articles of any kind and in any condition to this workshop, where they will be analyzed and transformed. The one-time «disposable article» can suddenly turn into the new «favourite thing» with its very own story.

Workshop with Silvia Knüppel
at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg /
Musuem of Arts and Crafts Hamburg
March 16 and 17 2013

Max. 12 participants
fee: 150 Euro/participant
Previous registration required. Register by 1 March 2013.
Tel. +49 (0) 40/428134-303

Endstation Meer.
Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project

Ever since mass-produced plastic products have made our lives easier, the sea has gradually begun to change into a gigantic soup of plastic – today not a single square kilometer of seawater is free of plastic particles. As standard plastic is not biodegradable, these pieces are broken up into constantly smaller pieces and enter the food chain. And so the garbage ends up on our plates, with serious consequences for our health.
The exhibition presents collected plastic garbage from all the world’s seas and illustrates the full extent of this ecological catastrophe. In addition the project looks at the advantages and disadvantages of plastics and at their influence on health. The approaches to a solution such as reducing, reusing or recycling encourage to consumers of plastics to take action. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly diverse educational program that aims at encouraging active confrontation with the material at different levels.

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
18 December 2012 – 31 March 2013