Souvenirs as we know them mainly characterize the history and traditions of a land into simple symbols. The World Wide Work Shop’s aim is to give a deeper understanding about the endless cultures existing in the globalised world of today in which every individual human being has its own package of history, present and future. The objects rolling out from the Work Shops emphasizes that every human individual has its own culture influenced by what you read, watch, believe, do, who you meet and where you go.
The goal is to create a chain of local workshops from where mass produced stories, ideas and believes are materialised and shipped all over the world by tourist and travellers.
For the World Wide Workshop my classmates made a lot of souvenirs based on our own stories. And so did I. after we made them they were exhibited in Bangkok. The people in Bangkok also made souvenirs and they were both exhibited together at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.
Thanks to Lucas Maassen.