Event Title

Milwaukee Papercraft Studies in the Hanji Tradition Paper making shares a place in history alongside the most important technological advances of mankind. Physical Paper allows us archive, communicate

Mentor 1

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

29-4-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2016 3:30 PM

Description

Paper making shares a place in history alongside the most important technological advances of mankind. Physical Paper allows us archive, communicate, and create, while the traditions of papermaking bring us back to cultural basics. "Hanji" is Korean papermaking, I will be using these same Hanji techniques learned and studied by Jessica, along side other PNF Grad students to create paper based visual work(s) with Wisconsin native plant fibers. We will furthermore be creating a papermaking garden on school campus and a duplicate Garden at Peace Place Park on MLK Drive. Our time will be consisted of gathering and testing plant fibers, pulling sheets of paper, studying environmental impacts of the process and reaching out to local resources such as the Urban Ecology Center, Growing Power, Columbia College in Chicago, and researchers in UWM’s Department of Biological Sciences (Letters and Science) to gather information about plant physiology. By using native species for paper making and creating a garden, we are cultivating a sustainable art practice that is environmentally significant, community building and skill rearing.

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Milwaukee Papercraft Studies in the Hanji Tradition Paper making shares a place in history alongside the most important technological advances of mankind. Physical Paper allows us archive, communicate

Union Wisconsin Room

Paper making shares a place in history alongside the most important technological advances of mankind. Physical Paper allows us archive, communicate, and create, while the traditions of papermaking bring us back to cultural basics. "Hanji" is Korean papermaking, I will be using these same Hanji techniques learned and studied by Jessica, along side other PNF Grad students to create paper based visual work(s) with Wisconsin native plant fibers. We will furthermore be creating a papermaking garden on school campus and a duplicate Garden at Peace Place Park on MLK Drive. Our time will be consisted of gathering and testing plant fibers, pulling sheets of paper, studying environmental impacts of the process and reaching out to local resources such as the Urban Ecology Center, Growing Power, Columbia College in Chicago, and researchers in UWM’s Department of Biological Sciences (Letters and Science) to gather information about plant physiology. By using native species for paper making and creating a garden, we are cultivating a sustainable art practice that is environmentally significant, community building and skill rearing.