Workshop Grip and Grasp by Gitte Nygaard

“The hand is the window on to the mind“ Kant wrote, and another clever guy has added; “the hand bone is connected to the brain bone, and the brain bone is connected to the social bone“.

We have become increasingly alienated from a physical understanding of the world. But for millennia, we as humans have understood the world through things, through touch, and our connection to other people has been through what they made. 

Through our hands we shape our world and through our making of our world we form ourselves. We reach with our hands and touch with our hands, and with this reaching and touching we come to understand how things feel and are. We will spend one day to evoke and examine how sensory qualities of material are perceived through making and what we can learn about our interaction with material.