Title: Umbra (the shadow of our past revealed)
The present social knowledge model focuses on applying current ideas to emerging technologies, often disregarding the knowledge of the past without seeing it as a fuel for potential future applications. This project explores ways to effectively pass and share these artifacts of knowledge through people re-thinking their social standing, moving from individualism (solitude) toward reciprocity. Utilising a workshop environment that pays respect to its traditions with the addition of tribal solidarity and diversity will be the base for this community to flourish, producing original design work and archiving artifact traditions before they’re lost.
The project presents an innovative collaborative workshop, run by expert craftsmen which encourages solidarity and reciprocity; bestowing dying industrial knowledge to the next generation with the intention of spreading adapted ideas back through the community, archiving expertise and retailing the products produced.