On Thursday 25 June, students of the Minor Makers Lab will present their projects on biomaterials, RIVM regulations, fashion, dating, packaging, exercise and DIY maker cultures. The students engaged in self-directed projects from home, making do with the limited tools and materials at hand. From their kitchens, gardens and bedrooms, our students engaged with challenges around the lived realities of the COVID-19 crisis, often combined with a strong sense of homebrew material activism.

Join our guided tour on Thursday 25 June 4.00 PM via this zoom link.

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Self-directed projects from home

We arrive at the end of a semester that asked us all to reflectively engage with the conditions that make making as we know it possible. Repeatedly hitting our heads against our often invisible reliance on facilities and supply chains has been a struggle and a blessing, but seeing their interdependencies more clearly certainly encouraged us to take a radical turn in terms of the materials we choose to work with as makers. We experimented with bio-based materials and learned to embrace the fact that we would not be exerting the kind of control we are used to having over materials we know and work with when we use industrial machines. Limitations turned into openings and vice versa as we were practically confronted with the ways tools and staple materials inform what we can imagine.

Projects

ONE SIZE HURTS ALL

One size-fits-all facemasks revisited: from universal to personal fit.

Student: Kaz Bison (CMD) | Coach: Yuri Westplat | Tags: COVID-19, PPE, DIY, personal fit

BIOPLASTICS ON A RAINBOW SPECTRUM

Creating a rainbow of color for bioplastics using natural, accessible ingredients.

Student: Desiree van Dam (CMD) | Coach: Marjolijn Ruyg | Tags: biofabricating, natural pigments

DATEKLEED

A tactile material experience to support changing embodied social habits.

Student: Duncan van Norden (AMFI) | Coach: Marjolijn Ruyg | Tags: social distancing, dating, materials

BIOFILTERS: AN ANALOG PHOTOSHOP

Back to the basics of “light writing”, using DIY analog, bioplastic photofilters.

Student: Daniël van Kesteren (CO/CB) | Coach: Marjolijn Ruyg | Tags: photography, biofabricating, filters

HYPERDISPOSABLES

Towards hyperdisposable sporks: beyond the promise of biodegradable plastic.

Student: Anoush Mazloumian (CMD) | Coach: Yuri Westplat | Tags: biofabricating, material activism

FOAM FOR MATERIAL ACTIVISTS

In search of a lightweight, compostable bioplastic to protect fragile goods.

Student: Laura Velgersdijk (PD) | Coach: Yuri Westplat | Tags: biofabricating, material activism

GELANCE CUSHION

Ephemeral exercise gear to support rehabilitation exercises during lockdown.

Student: Andrei Motian (CMD) | Coach: Marjolijn Ruyg | Tags: exercise, quarantaine, bioplastics

BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING BAGS

Rethinking disposable packaging for the transportation of garments.

Student: Kim Sinke (CMD) | Coach: Yuri Westplat | Tags: biofabricating, material activism

TOP TOUCHING

Reframing hygiene tactics and accessible maker culture through a DIY lens.

Student: Summer Danoe (CMD) | Coach: Yuri Westplat | Tags: COVID-19, personal devices, DIY

LANDSCAPES FOR WARHAMMER

Redesigning Warhammer landscapes from a sustainable DIY perspective.

Student: Dusanka Prvulovic (CMD) | Coach: Marjolijn Ruyg | Tags: Warhammer, kitbashing, bioplastics

BEYOND HUMANITY

Being yourself does not have to be in a human form.

Student: Britt de Heer (AMFI) | Coach: Marjolijn Ruyg | Tags: body accessories, biofabricating

DIY FACEGUARDS

Seeking alternatives for the diminishing material supplies used for personal protection equipment (PPE).

Student: Thijs Uffen (CMD) | Coach: Yuri Westplat | Tags: COVID-19, faceguards,

Thursday 25 June 4.00 PM Guided tour via zoom.