To create more involvement in the making process, Eva Jagerman transformed the automatic knitting machine into a human-driven device. By enlarging the working elements, the technique that is usually hidden becomes visible. Teamwork is required to let the wooden machine work. Knitwear with various patterns can be created by pushing the handles back and forth while guiding the united threads.
Frustrated by our disconnect with making and curious about the growing distance between consumers and manufacturing, winner of the Kazerne Design Awards 2022 Ruben Warnshuis, sets about decentralising production by creating a workshop where anyone can weave their own shoes from rope using looms and moulds. By removing complexity and devolving production into a low-tech process, this project helps us to learn self-sufficiency, expand our skills and material knowledge, and nurture our relationships with the objects we own.
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