Seminars

On Tuesday, March 15 at 10-12, seminars will take place. See the list of the seminars below.
For registration, please add your name to this table after choosing the preferred seminar. You can choose ONE seminar out of three

Consumption
Led by Sidsel Sæterhaug, Tine Spuur (University of Southeast Norway)

Questions to discuss: How can we, as crafters and/or consumers contribute to a change in both thinking and acting in a more earth friendly way? ‘Less is more, but what is less?’
Read chapter 2 and 6 in the new book: Local, Slow and Sustainable Fashion, Wool as a Fabric for Change (2022) Ingunn Grimstad Klepp & Tone Skårdal Tobiassen, Springer Nature

Craft skills and knowledge supporting sustainability
Led by Päivi Fernström (University of Helsinki)

Read these two articles, relating them to your own daily environment:

  • Sakalyte, V., Cassidy, T. & Twigger Holroyd, A. (2017). Designing an educational tool to revitalise woven textile mending. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel 21(4), pp.242–62, link to the article.
  • Terzioglu Nazli (2020) Repair motivation and barriers model: Investigating user perspectives related to product repair towards a circular economy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125644
  • Take photos or videos of different potential objects needing repair from your environment and bring them to our group session for sharing with the group and to inspire discussion.

Regenerative house building - past, present, future - THE SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Led by John Ingolf and Johan Jönsson (University of Gothenburg)

The first part of the seminar gives examples of historical wooden buildings in Sweden and their materials, building methods and context.
What can we learn from traditional building crafts and how can we apply that knowledge to modern construction?

What is wearable? Recycling and reusing textiles in historical and modern context
Led by Julia Holm (University of Uppsala)

Read the two texts (Baumgarten and Palmsköld) with the following questions in mind (see the attachments below the photo):
- What makes us recycle or reuse a garment?
- What is the reason for recycling or reusing garments now versus “back in the days”.
- What different strategies are there to make a garment stay in use longer?
- How has the valuation of the definitions of a piece of clothings condition (fine, new, old, could be mended, beyond repair) changed over time?

Image by videaki from Pixabay

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