Workshop: How to wASH?

Creating detergent from ash

8 Sep 2017

Ash is the residue left after the combustion of wood. The lye obtained by leaching ashes is a highly concentrated solution, containing properties for washing and for making soap. Designer Caroline Jacob reveals the properties of this residue by creating a site-specific laundry detergent at Mediamatic - an entirely natural and environmentally safe laundry detergent that has no smell. Come and join us to learn how to make your own laundry detergent. Cooking tools, old rags and household remedies might be involved, as much as reconsidering our obsession with hygiene and cleanliness!

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How to wASH - Designer Caroline Jacob reveals the properties of the remainder by creating a site-specific laundry detergent at Mediamatic - an entirely natural and environmentally safe laundry detergent that has no smell. Come and join us to learn how to make your own laundry detergent. Cooking tools, old rags and household remedies might be involved as much as hygiene preoccupation reconsidered! Anisa Xhomaqi, Caroline Jacob

Researching the cleanliness of ash

Ash, a byproduct of Mediamatic ETEN’s waste circulation, appears an appropriate conduit to tackle Mediamatic’s challenges. Caroline Jacob revisited the material through heirloom recipes and generated a natural and ecologically safe laundry detergent that reuses only ingredients found on-site.

From powder-like substance to foamy goodness

During the workshop you will learn about soap creation, using novel and archetypal techniques. Starting with a theoretical explanation of its process, the day continues with the acquirement of ash from Mediamatic's grounds, then the search for other suitable materials and consequently with the actual, hands-on making of soap. Get your hands dirty by becoming clean! At the end of the day you can take your self-made detergent home.

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Caroline Jacob wASHing - Designer Caroline Jacob reveals the properties of ash by creating a site-specific laundry detergent at Mediamatic. Sarah Semana

Caroline Jacob

As an artist designer, Caroline Jacob's practice is oriented on material research and design emphasising the revaluation of waste materials. In parallel with a Sandberg’s master program- Materialisation in Art and Design- she is steering a material research based on what she has called remainders - the leftovers of everyday processes. 


Information

Workshop: How to wASH?
Friday 8 September, 16:00 - 19:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Pre-sale 25,- | Student 17,50

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wASH bottles - wASH - Laundry detergent, ash, bokashi juice and fresh herbs Caroline Jacob

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wASHing - wASH at Looiersgracht 60, Sandberg graduation show Caroline Jacob

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wASH bottle - wASH - Laundry detergent, ash, bokashi juice and fresh herbs Caroline Jacob

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How to wASH - Designer Caroline Jacob reveals the properties of the remainder by creating a site-specific laundry detergent at Mediamatic - an entirely natural and environmentally safe laundry detergent that has no smell. Come and join us to learn how to make your own laundry detergent. Cooking tools, old rags and household remedies might be involved as much as hygiene preoccupation reconsidered! Anisa Xhomaqi, Caroline Jacob

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How to wASH - Designer Caroline Jacob reveals the properties of the remainder by creating a site-specific laundry detergent at Mediamatic - an entirely natural and environmentally safe laundry detergent that has no smell. Come and join us to learn how to make your own laundry detergent. Cooking tools, old rags and household remedies might be involved as much as hygiene preoccupation reconsidered! Anisa Xhomaqi, Caroline Jacob

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How to wASH - Designer Caroline Jacob reveals the properties of the remainder by creating a site-specific laundry detergent at Mediamatic - an entirely natural and environmentally safe laundry detergent that has no smell. Come and join us to learn how to make your own laundry detergent. Cooking tools, old rags and household remedies might be involved as much as hygiene preoccupation reconsidered! Anisa Xhomaqi, Caroline Jacob