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Fall 2013 Taicang Workshop – Interactive Patina of Culture


The core assignment of these three weeks revolves around the concept ‘Interactive Patina of Culture’ (IPoC). The concept of ‘interactive patina of culture’ (IPoC) is a multi-layered concept, let us explain it by briefly unpacking the elements that make up the concept.

A patina is often understood as a trace of repeated use. The stem of a hammer acquires a sheen, a polish of repeated use by a carpenter. This polish tells a story about how it was used.

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