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(Archive) Sketchy artefacts

Start with a single piece of a historical artefact, discover a flavourful 16th-century Eindhoven with object-based design research journaling.

This project was part of DDW 2022
Brewery in opration from a manuscript 1462 — © ource:G.A. Kampen

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
This is a sentence that inspired product designer/ceramist Jie Chen to rethink the relationship between designer and historical artefact, which helped her discover new narratives and perspectives.

Sketchy artefacts

Through a single piece of artefact (Jacoba jug) that was excavated locally in Eindhoven, Jie Chen starts her journey of deciphering a historical object, that is far away from her own cultural background, but close to the city she has been bounded with for the last 10 years. Her enthusiasm for ceramic, drinks and curiosity-driven research helped her open a new gate to understanding the development of the city, culture, and residents.