Somerset House Studios

Waste Streams | (K)not a Ropey Workshop

Part of Makerversity: Material Explorations

Sat 22 Sep 2018
12.00 - 15.00
New Wing

Human hair is a natural resource that looks set to increase in-line with our rapidly rising population. The UK alone ‘creates’ around 6.5 million kilograms of human hair waste annually, which mostly ends up in landfills.

Join Makerversity's rope making drop-in workshop to discover the pure potential of hair as a raw material. Learn about it's tensile strength and the potential application of hair in the future.

Get hands on with a custom-made rope maker, make your own rope and learn how to create small products like key cords through knotting.

Sanne Visser is a Dutch designer based in London, UK. A material explorer and maker, graduated with the masters Material Futures at Central Saint Martins, UAL. Her main interest as a designer is in material innovation, sustainability and future thinking. The production process is highly important in her work, where craft meets innovation and system design. In her project “The New Age of Trichology,” she looks at how human hair waste can be harnessed as a renewable resource.

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