Through my SRDV project I participated in last year, I got much more avare of the context in a project, and the local resources in a society.
Highline by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
It used to be an old abandoned elevated railroad now transformed into a public park. What I like the most about the project is the social aspect of it, giving a public park to the society, not tearing it down and building another private office building. It's also the only park in NY with a view.
Traditional craft tell stories about culture and history of a place. It focuses local and every item is unique. The social aspect in learning and including the local resources are qualities that are important in our society today. The Spinnery focuses on local involvement and resources.It often has a tendency to look back to see how things are done. How can we challenge people to experiment with craft and continue the traditions, and create new ones in todays society?
Transition Network started as a student project in Ireland in 2005, and have now developed in more than 150 societies in Europe, USA and New Zealand.
Låndås in Norway is by now the only Norwegian society who is a part of the network.
With a focus on permaculture, using few resources to cover their needs and strengthen the community.
Massproduced products are in many ways a contrast to handcrafted. They are produced in large numbers, and are cheap to buy. It is easy to throw away when we want something new. The products are often shipped across the globe to reach their consumers.
The location of my project is in a town called Fredrikstad south east in Norway, close to the Swedish border. The city has traditions in craftsmanship.
Currently working on my Master degree in Interior Architecture at Oslo Academy of the Arts. Transformation of a hundred year old building into a centre for contemporary craft focusing on local resources.
Finishing June 2011.
Here I will update you on my process!