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Lemmens & Co, Urban Miners since 1993, workshop, 2023

For the past five years I have been designing household structures while researching my own behavior inside of them. In the coming years I will take this research to another level in collaboration with Kunst In Zicht. Starting from my own artistic research and experiments on living, I will develop tools and workshops in which children and teenagers can expand their view on what a home can be. We want to show them that the concept of housing can be seen as a spectrum instead of one fixed idea. This way we hope to inspire them to look beyond what exists and encourage them to dream as big (or small) as they want.

We recently launched a first project in which two groups of participants are encouraged to build a tiny house without 'damaging' the materials they use. While building a structure, they can't cut wood, fabric or other materials. We don't let the character of each material limit them, but we rather encourage them to think outside of the box to use each material in it's entirety. In a second stage we ask the two groups to look at each others construction with the perspective from an urban miner. They are encouraged to take the houses apart while respecting each material. This way they learn that a material can be used many times when we are consciously using them while building.

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