2020 edition of the course will engage the students in critically inquiring, exploring, and experimenting with glass and its manifold dimensions.
Together we will reflect on what glass leaves behind, and what still is ahead; on the relationship with energy, material and resources, their extraction, (ab)use, and disposal; on the meaning and value of craft and craftsmanship in a contemporary (design) context; on the (ir)relevance of local, embodied, tacit bodies of knowledge and skills.
The course is part of an international research project & exhibition Glass – Hand Formed Matter, initiated by Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.
Lecturer: Kirsti Taiviola
Photography: Anne Kinnunen