Although in Slovenia the pulp and paper industry is using somewhere between 350.000 and 400.000 tons of cellulose, all the cellulose is being imported from abroad.
Throughout the research process the leading designers – Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Nuša Jelenec and Katarina Dekleva – encountered many unexpected outcomes that inspired new enquiries, ideas and proposals.
Friendly enemy – Japanese knotweed in the paper laboratory, exhibition view, MAO
Re-generacija collective, Friendly enemy. We can put different thin objects between layers of paper pulp and change the paper properties
Re-generacija collective, Friendly enemy. During the paper making process we can make a seamless paper cylinder
Re-generacija collective, Friendly enemy. Turmeric-colored paper lightens or darkens by adding alkaline or acidic components
Re-generacija collective, Friendly enemy. Duration of the milling affects the structure of the pulp
until 28 February 2016
Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Nuša Jelenec, Katarina Dekleva
A Friendly Enemy – Japanese Knotweed in the Paper Laboratory
Re-generacija, Association for eco-social design
Project conceived at 24. biennial of design BIO 50.
Production: Maja Šuštaršič, Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO)
Research group: dr. Tea Toplišek, dr. Janja Zule, Andrej Šinkove from Pulp and Paper Institute, Ljubljana; Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Nuša Jelenec and Katarina Dekleva from Regeneracija Association
Partners: Craftsmen Workshop Vevče, Pulp and Paper Institute, Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Ljubljana
With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
MAO Museum of Architecture and Design, Lublijana