05 – 27 May 2012Opening
05 May 2012
Orientierungsschule Drei Linden Class 3c (Camilla Schuler, Teacher)
Tina Schnörringer (Designer) www.tinatina.ch
Katharina Altemeier (Journalist) www.katharinaaltemeier.com
Julia Landsiedl (Designer) www.jeplus.at
Bring a Ding is an education project in the context of DEPOT BASEL, supported by “education projekte region basel”
Bring a Ding
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“Bring a ding” educates young people by having them explore the use, meaning, and emotions of and connected with the objects in their everyday life. Teenagers bring an object that is broken, damaged, no longer cool, or simply “doesn’t shine” any more. Anything can be brought, from mobile phones to torn pillows. First, teenagers will be guided to tell the stories of their object’s life cycle (Where was it born? How did it come to your home? How is going to die?) and its personal meaning (Where did it sit in your house and why? What’s a funny memory involving your object? Or a sad memory?). Then, participants will work closely with designers to bring their object ‘back to life’ by giving it a new look, new features or a different purpose.
The teenagers’ revitalized objects will be housed and exhibited at DEPOT BASEL.