Workshop: RE-SEA ME

Learn how to tan fish skin with Nienke Hoogvliet

18 mrt 2016

The workshop RE -SEA ME explores the enormous potential of tanning fish skin to leather (which even corresponds to the properties of pig skin leather). A large amount of the waste from the fishing industry consists out of waste of fish skin. This approach dictated by sources of nature used in the design and production process paves the way for fresh insights, sustainable use of the amount of organic skin waste out of the fish industry.



RE-SEA ME at the Playing Life exhibition by Transnatural - RE-SEA ME is a project by Nienke Hoogvliet and part of the Playing Life exhibition organised by Transnatural. Nienke Hoogvliet

At the same day, the 18th of March, the RE-SEA ME project will be displayed at the Playing Life – Biotalk at Mediamatic. Check the program with one-day-expo and talks here

Setup workshop

In this two hour workshop researcher/ designer Nienke Hoogvliet guides you in the process of making fish leather from a fresh salmon skin in a completely natural way. The workshop starts with an introduction by Nienke. Each participant will tan a skin and which can be transformed into a product in the end. The workshop is part of the exhibition Playing Life exploring the emerging field of creating and working with living materials as a medium for the development of innovative projects.

About Nienke Hoogvliet

In general Nienke examines the possibilities of using organic products out of the sea. She highlights enormous sea pollution problems, by showing that the organic sea (waste) materials can be (re-)used. In her former project SEA ME Nienke made a knotted yarn of seaweed.


Workshopleader: Nienke Hoogvliet
Date: Friday 18 March 2016
Location: Mediamatic
Time: 10.00h. and 14.00
Price: 30 Euro/ participant
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