The 2nd edition of the Kashubian Malafor Studio’s Observatory workshops took place in the summer of 2016. The group of invited participants consisted of 8 individuals, mainly students of the Technical University of Moldova in Chisinau, who spent more than a week working under the our watchful eyes. The young designers worked on prototypes of objects referring to the workshop’s main theme: Recipe = Tradition + Usefulness.
In an era of overproduction, the issue of responsibility is becoming more and more urgent, not only in Western Europe. The Moldovan students looked for recipes for projects which use natural materials relating to the tradition of their homeland and inspired by the concept of locality. The project’s leaders wanted to extract the potential from the emerging proposals and to encourage participants to perceive their own strengths in the context of indigenous cultural and economic realities. With vineyards occupying one tenth of Moldova’s total area, the country’s tradition is inseparably linked with wine.
The results of the workshop will be presented in the autumn of 2016 in exhibitions in Poland (Łódź Design Festival, from 13th September to 23rd 2016) and in Moldova during November and December on the following dates:
24th Nov – 11th Dec: 110 Dosoftei Street, ap.1-3, Chisinau (10am–8pm)
12th – 17th Dec: Hotel Radisson Blu, 77 Mitropolit Varlaam Street, Chisinau
MOVIE ABOUT OBSERVATORY WORKSHOP
Workshop and exhibitions organiser: Culture.pl
Curators: Agata Kulik-Pomorska & Pawel Pomorski
Daniela Poiana, “Cutlery for eating corn on the cob”
Cristina Ganea, “Utensil for cutting and serving mămăligă”
Serhei Ceban, “Carousel-toy”
Roman Naghirneac, “Wine like water”
Oxana Turtureanu, “Grape-crushing shoes”
Andrei Gramatschii, “700 L of wine”
Eugen Izman, “Mămălig”
Andrei Zbanca, “Wine Cups”