Scrap Design – Repair as art form

Margit Lüftenegger (AT), FAB
2. 9. – 7. 9.

Recycling, handicraft art and integration are the key components of Scrap Design, a very promising socioeconomic model developed by goldsmith Margit Lüftenegger. In her Scrap Design workshop, she shows participants how to dismantle obsolete devices and handcraft creative jewelry design ideas. Thus, the goldsmith’s traditional skills and artistic creativity dovetail to transform electronic junk into new job market prospects for disadvantaged individuals.




The task: creating exhibition architecture to be used only for a nine-day festival. The big question: Doesn’t repairing the world call for an aesthetic paradigm shift too? The simple answer: the papplab principle. To make exhibition architecture, fold cardboard (Papp in German) cartons and add adhesive tape. A product that, in the world of commerce, is merely packaging and thus of secondary importance becomes a key material serving countless functions: walls, tables, benches and chill-out zones. Folks, we’re not just talking about paper cups and plates here; the whole damn hospitality establishment is being constructed of these materials—over 2½ acres of cardboard and miles of adhesive tape. The aim: building in a way that is inexpensive, environmentally friendly, experimental and light. And in the spirit of audience participation, installation visitors are invited to build their own repair tools either in a workshop or simply as an act of ad lib creativity.

A cooperation of o-werk und mia.
o-werk: Stefan Hofer (AT), Kai M aier-Rothe (AT), Peter Luger (AT), Gigi Gratt (AT), Mods Flotzinger (AT), Tom Latzel (AT) & Wodo Gratt (AT)
mia: Sandra Gnigler (AT), Tobias Hagleitner (AT) & Gunar Wilhelm (AT)

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