Crossing Parallels:Interaction between the basketry technique of hand coiling and 3D printing.
New technologies are sometimes perceived as threats to traditional crafts. Crossing Parallels aims to demonstrate that millennial techniques and new technologies are not opposites but can actually nourish and enhance each other. This hybrid collaboration invites us to reconsider the value of craft traditions in a contemporary context.
The Crossing Parallels collection will be composed of baskets and containers. Partly handmade they will each bear a hybrid aesthetic telling about the encounter between basket weaving traditions and digital manufacturing.
ESMÉ HOFMAN (Belgium)
Esmé Hofman is a basket weaving master working for designers, artists, museums, and any creative area. As a modern craftswoman, she looks beyond the borders of her craft knowledge to explore creative possibilities and generate new ways of making.
JORIS VAN TUBERGEN (The Netherlands)
Joris van Tubergen is an inventor and expert in the field of 3D printing. His technical knowledge is used in several international projects and installations. His unique vision of the role of digital fabrication in society makes him a frequently requested speaker.