Turn Old into New
Upcycling Lamp Making
Ms. Weise / Teacher responsible for the project
Anne Schneider / Bauhaus Agent
Resources and Design
The workshop "Turn Old into New–Upcycling Lamp Making" comprised an in-depth examination of resources and the re-use of materials for the development of new products. The aim was to enable the young participants to create a product of their own by getting to know and discovering available materials. Inspiration came from the PET Lamp Project by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, whereby lamps were designed from plastic bottles.
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Twelve different standing and hanging lamps were created. In addition to designing and building the lamps, another important part of the workshop was teaching presentation methods. The pupils were also concerned with naming their objects, making drawings of their products and writing catalogue texts in Dadaist style. Following the public presentation, some of the lamps found a place in the maker space of the exhibition "Handwerk wird modern" in the Bauhaus building in Dessau.
The results of this outreach project met with great interest from visitors. The presentation of their work was perceived very strongly as an element of appreciation by the pupils. This resulted in an important insight for further outreach work in the Bauhaus Museum Dessau: by becoming co-creators of the exhibition, they were able to visualize an aspect of the museum's work that otherwise remains hidden from many visitors.