In this book, you will find the documentation for the Blauer Schnipsel project. This publication is intended as a dispositif to promote and replicate a format for workshops in which generative design meets social tailoring to transform the waste offcuts from the Blauer Schurz, the traditional apron of South Tyrol, into a decorative element.
The first three essays, supported by graphic and photographic material, describe the workshop and creative processes so that they may be reproduced.
They are followed by texts by Seçil Ugur Yavuz and Aart van Bezooijen, who contextualise the project within a design landscape linked to the practices of co-design and upcycling.
Finally, Barbara Stocker reviews the history of the Blauer Schurz within the tradition of South Tyrol.
The documentation of the project was written in German and Italian, as is natural in the context of South Tyrol, and translated into English to make the material accessible to an international audience.
Each back cover features a different pattern and all 150 copies are numbered and signed by the authors. But that’s not all: each book comes in a blue sleeve – the iconic South Tyrolean blue…
Author: Adele Buffa, Rocco Modugno, Andrea Righetto
Year: November 2022
Edition: 150 copies
Format: soft cover 15 x 21 cm
Translations: Olga Barmine, Anna Quinz, Felix Windegger
Design concept: Rocco Modugno
Produced by Weigh Station
With the support of: The Youth Policies Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, the city of Bolzano, the Südtiroler Sparkasse Foundation