RISEBA FAD students attend ISLAND WORKSHOP on the Baltic island of Rügen.
During the last summer weekend of 2022, “RISEBA” University of Applied Sciences Architecture and Design Faculty students participated in the ISLAND WORKSHOP on the Baltic Island of Rügen.
An experiment on vernacular insulation techniques was organised by Studio Susanne Brorson & RISEBA University / FAD and was inspired by traditional “winter wrapping” from materials such as birch bark, seaweed or fern, and green summer vegetation.
Students got to weave, bind and tie knots to create original textiles for a building enclosure while getting inspired by lectures from artist Timo Pitkämö & architectural semiotician and urban sociologist Madli Maruste.
Pitkämö is a German-Finnish artist based in Hamburg, Germany – and at least once a year in Nivala, Finland. At the core of his drawing and painting work is a moment of change, or rather dissolution. Either the motive is a wreck, or the technique used is imperferct to nearly impossible, or the work is simpy left unfinished.
His sculptural œuvre represents quite the opposite: here you find moments of halting, sometimes pieces lost in time, in any case a pause of reflection.