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Crossing parallels

Crossing Parallels explores the interaction between the basketry technique of hand coiling and 3D printing. Both techniques build objects through the same construction principle, laying one filament—whether natural fibre or melted plastic—on top of another.
By conducting material research at the crossroads between handicraft and digital craft, this project aims that millennial techniques and new technologies are not opposite but can actually nourish and enhance each other.
This research benefits from the contribution and technical mastery of basket weaver Esmé Hofman and 3D-printing artisan Joris van Tubergen. The goal is to give value to the collaboration beyond the production of the final object, to involve and challenge the knowledge of the craftsmen from the outset, and to encourage creative experimentation between the two techniques and between craft and design.
Crossing Parallels is built upon an ecosystem of diverse artefacts that will soon be shared in an open source model, ranging from samples and failed experiments to tools and final products. Each element is considered as one intersection of human knowledge. The project connects different communities of practice and collect creative opportunities for further exploration.
By mapping discoveries at each stage, this project considers collaboration between traditional crafts and digital practices not as a path towards a single outcome, but as a rich territory for knowledges sharing, experimentation and invention.

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The Crossing Parallels project is developped in collaboration with Esmé Hofman (esmehofman.nl) and Joris Van Tubergen (rooiejoris.nl).

Crossing parallels, 2018 - by Amandine David in collaboration with Esmé Hofman and Joris van Tubergen

Crossing parallels-Library of experiments, 2018 - by Amandine David in collaboration with Esmé Hofman and Joris van Tubergen

Rotary printing on coiling. Crossing parallels, 2018 - by Amandine David in collaboration with Esmé Hofman and Joris van Tubergen

Esmé working on a piece made of coiled cotton rope and 3d printed PLA. Crossing parallels, 2018 - by Amandine David in collaboration with Esmé Hofman and Joris van Tubergen

Mapping the collaboration. Crossing parallels, by Amandine David (designer) in collaboration with Esmé Hofman (basket weaving master) and Joris van Tubergen (3D-printing artisan)

View of the pieces 180810 and 180811 in Esmé's workshop. Crossing parallels, 2018 - by Amandine David in collaboration with Esmé Hofman and Joris van Tubergen

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