BIO BASED STUDIES
The Material Way is a new collaborative platform for material-based studies focused on supporting curious creators who strive to craft a more holistic, local, and nature-minded future. This initiative was founded by Curator Rita Trindade (Through Objects) and Creative Director Bonnie Hvillum (Natural Material Studio) and it emerges as a natural extension of their previous collaboration on providing online courses on local biomaterials.
TWO INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
With the intention of evolving a network that brings makers, and designers together, The Material way will gather established artists and researchers as guest lecturers in two independent international programs: Local Bio-based Materials program and Natural Materials in Ceramics program. These online courses have a duration of 6 intensive months (January to July 2024) with theme-based weekly sessions. The culmination of these courses will be a group exhibition taking place in Denmark.
Founder of Natural Material Studio, a Danish cross-disciplinary design company that drives toward expanding our collective understanding and relation to materials. The studio works from a renewable and circular point of view, with both science, biology, technology, design and art as the building blocks to create the new normal for sustainable living.
Rita Trindade is a Portuguese creative who merges her passion for human-crafted objects with her professional background in design and communication. In 2017, she founded Through Objects with the intention of sharing compelling narratives within contemporary objects.