Friday 11 November 2022
15h00: Arrival & Settling inIntroduction to Dinesen X KADK Summerschool & Residency by Hans Peter Dinesen & Peter Møller Rasmussen
17h00: Walk & Sauna (Optional)
18h30: Dinner & Introductions
19h30: Place: Welome to Residency
20h30: Stories: What is The Symbiocene?Project Origins & Bedtime Reading by Justine Bell, Djernes & Bell
Saturday 12 November 2022
07h00: Yoga (Optional)
07h30: BreakfastAgronomist Janne Dinesen leads an immersive field & meadow wandering, soil underfoot and surrounded by growth she will present the agronomic aspects of cultivating crops for thatching. Why should farmers grow for building? This will include a short contextual history, and current agronomic status, crop types, challenges & possibilities, environmental, climatic & biodiversity aspects of culitvation.
08h30: Fieldwork: Growing for Building
13h00: Material: Building with Plants
Cross-cultural dialogue led by
Local Works (UK) & local Danish thatchers (Stråtagets Kontor) this dialogue
will consider the vernacular heritage of thatching and the possibilities of
thatching to contribute to a regenerative future for the Built Environment. How
is thatching linked to local context, climate and land-use. How have thatching
traditions developed as different expressions of living reciprocally with the
landscape. What advancements in understanding of plant species might mean on
13h00: Jørgen Kaarup from Stråtagets Kontor (DK) will give a visual presentation of thatch and thatching materials, seaweed, straw, water reed and miscanthus and show examples from Laesoe, Denmark, Holland, China and Japan, leading us to the growing of miscanthus in Denmark and the chances of improving the growing of water reed in the new wetland areas in Denmark.
13h30: Local Works (UK) Present Case Study: Building with Plants in Broadridge Farm, Devon, West Country, UK.
Local Works will present two drawing exercises, how they looked at a site in Devon to explore potential material palettes and their viability for use in construction of new farm buildings and repair of existing.
14h00: Dialogue on Building with Plants. Based on the presentations from agronomist, thatcher, maker & builder perspective, we will discuss opportunities and obstacles of growing & building with plants.
15h30: Building: Reparative Ecologies
13h00: Djernes & Bell will give a short presentation on Making Good & Making Do and their thoughts on reparative ecologies in architecture and care, repair, maintenance and craft as drivers for regenerative change.
13h30: Dialogue with participants on how growing building materials might inspire reconnection to the earth, plants and other beings that metamorphasise together to make our world.
14h00: Local Works will lead a mapping exercise on Landscape Layers. With focus on geology, ecological habitats, land use, culture/habits/routines? We will look at current crops and landscape bi-products, building & craft typologies (vernacular & current, that use thatch). Participants will do this landscape mapping on Dinesen’s farm and the larger local context. Thinking, mapping and drawing together.
Finally, we will look to the future, considering together the barriers and solutions to growing, procuring and building with regenerative plant-based materials and identifying opportunities for the future.
The purpose of this exercise is to fulfil some of the promise of this project, to promote synergy between practitioners and realise the potential for new perspectives, ideas and solutions.
Emmy Laura will present ways of working and thinking with more-than-human architecture and landscaping. She uses weaving, environmental history, poetics, and cultural geography to query human practices of landscape care, repair and connection.
19h30: Stories: Weaving Ways
As an experimental ritual we will plait/ weave/ braid local plant fibres to try and achieve a greater connectedness.
Sunday 13 November 2022
07h00: Sauna (Optional)
07h30: BreakfastLocal Works will lead the practical making activity, which is inspired by the woven interior lining of early rural sleeping alcoves.
08h30: Making: Weaving, knotting, threading
08h30: Local Works & Djernes Bell will present inspiration for the Making exercise.
08h45: The thatchers & Local Works will show some knotting & stitching, and give thatching craft based tips.
10h00: Making Activity
12h00: LunchWe will continue the afternoon with practical activities relating to weaving and knotting interior structures. This will be hung and exhibited on the drying-rungs in the atrium of the residency. Hands-on tactile contact to the various thatching, weaving materias should inspire dialogue and thoughts on the next steps for growing and building with plants.
13h00: Making: Weaving, knotting, threading
Harvest to House/ Høst til Hus invite participants to reflect and return with ideas for the next steps or experiments towards agricultural & architectural & ecological harmony.