Why do we place less and less value in authentic, handmade products within our society? How is quality and sustainability becoming less important than the price we have to pay for?
Karlijn Postma sets these questions up every day.
With Creative Roadtrip she held a project above the font in which everything revolves around creating awareness about our consumer society.
'I simply want to offer people a different perspective in looking at products'
'An important part of Creative Roadtrip is offering craft workshops', says Karlijn. 'By visualizing the manufacturing process step by step (and of course actually getting to work), I hope that there will be more understanding for the value of homemade products.'
3D printing as 'new craft'
In addition to the classic ceramics and silkscreen printing, Creative Roadtrip is also working intensively with 3D printing.
Karlijn: 'I do not just like that combination as a designer. I also believe very strongly in a strong cooperation between the two. '
That affects! At Trideus, too, we focus on the mutual reinforcement of classical and new techniques. We therefore enthusiastically sent our Ultimaker 2+ on loan to Karlijn and polished her experiences.
Each has its own 3D print in just a few hours
'For many people, 3D printing is a very far-off-my-bed show. By means of the Ultimaker, Doodle3D and the fully biodegradable filaments, I could let the participants sample the possibilities of 3D printing. For many, the very first time '
In addition to creating truly new objects from A to Z, Creative Roadtrip also prints the sample models of the ceramic workshops quickly and conveniently via the 3D printer.
Karlijn: 'Everything with the aim of increasing the knowledge of our participants about 3D printing. I really want to act as an ambassador by showing them the enormous possibilities this new technology brings. And also that this actually fits perfectly within the vision of sustainable development '
We only welcome that.