Making Neighborhood Lab
Fabcoop launches a mobile workshop in Anyang, having Making Lab as its hub. *Making Neighborhood Lab*, open for a month, explores the valid and effective forms of making for the local community and designs a realistic space for the execution of those ideas. The focus will be on knitting and weaving, which are two of the oldest activities of making in human history. Both based on connection and continuity, these creative activities are commonly found in our everyday life, both as an open source skill and as a means of expression. From primitive knitting that uses human body or natural objects like branches, to modified knitting machines that can weave patterns based on brain waves, knitting and weaving offer a broad range of creative possibility.
*Making Neighborhood Lab* hopes to engage participants in weaving so that they may experience the primordial form of making, gain a better understanding of basic computation, and form an alliance with everyday tools and objects. As a part of an effort to secure a space for making to reach out to the local community, workshops will be held not just in Anyang Pavilion, but other similar lab settings in different residential areas of Anyang.
Fabcoop designed several prototypes and produced three types of laser-cut looms for the workshop: spool loom, square loom and action loom. Workshop participants will make their own tool kit by combining these looms and their own knitting tools of choice. After setting the shape with felt, one will arrange the holding spots for each component and complete the kit by sewing. Participants will also learn how a spool loom works by standing in circles and knitting with their fingers, how to draw weft across warp yarns using square looms, and how to fasten an action loom to a wall or furniture in order to weave. Usage feedbacks, result sharing and discussions via web or by visiting Anyang Pavilion are recommended after the workshop.
Making Neighborhood Lab: Anyang Pavilion Anyang Pavilion
송수연 Soo–yon Song ∙
A member of Fabcoop and Cultural Action. Song organized and participated in numerous cultural and artistic education, cultural action, and civic culture movements and networks, and have conducted various on-site studies to revitalize local community-based cultural and artistic ecosystems.
최빛나 Bittna Choi ∙
Member and designer of Fabcoop. Previously she was director of the media center Playmedia (2001-2003) and participated in project space LAB39 (2008-2012). She currently runs design studio Salon (2008-present).
For: Anyone in his/her teens or older
Fee: Non-resident adults, KRW 20,000 / Adult residents of Anyang and non-resident teens, KRW 10,000 / Teen residents of Anyang, KW 5,000
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