Book Binding Workshop

Make your own book

6 apr 2013

This workshop introduced you to the basic techniques of book binding. All you needed was paper, needle and thread. If you wanted to go crazy you could bring an old leather jacket or skirt and turned it into a book cover, or spiced up your book with special paper, ribbons and decorations. At the end of the day there was made a durable sketchbook.


making your own book at Paper Universe - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. Paper Universe project is part of Freezing Favela. Participant in book binding workshop is making a book. This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. Paper Universe project was part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

The workshop is free if you bring your own material. In case if you need something you have to pay for the costs.

Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela is a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. The Fabriek is situated in the Van Gendthallen on Oostenburg, Amsterdam. The space is big, unheated, and the roof leaks. Designers, cooks and other makers have been given the possibility to claim part of this space as their own. They work autonomously from their workshop- or project space, but like in any other community, materials, space, and functions have to be shared. Favela citizens are making tosti's from scratch, paper from cow dung, furniture from cardboard, and food from our aquaponics farm. They give workshops, organize get-togethers, and serve food.

More information

Workshop starts at 14:00. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10-12, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Entrance: workshop costs and a valid membership (€5,- for 4 weeks). You can get your membership online here, and pay the workshop costs when you arrive.