RAM Paper Laboratory | Workshop: Paper, Unique Paper
Apr 24, 2021 Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
RAM Station (No.185 Yuanmingyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 1F Lyceum Building)
Each type of paper has its unique history, cultural attributes and temperaments. There are numerous types of paper in the world: Chinese rice paper, Japanese Washi paper, Egyptian papyrus, Indian pattra-leaf paper, Tibetan wolf-poison grass paper and Yunnan Dai Ethnic paper, just to mention a few. Moreover, the various types of paper for printing designed and produced by different paper companies also have distinctive features of their own. In short, where there are a thousand types of paper, there’re a thousand different “faces”. Each piece of paper has its “character”; its texture, color and even thickness gives out a sense of uniqueness, making it one of a kind. Interestingly, people tend to choose the paper with temperament close to themselves. Why don’t we create a piece of paper that is so unique and belongs only to the maker? Bring some materials you’ve collected – petals, leaves, sands – and make them into the unique texture of your paper. Come and make paper with us!
During the long course of human civilization, paper has always been considered of paramount importance. It is almost ubiquitous in our life in a variety of forms: books, letters, paintings, food packaging and greeting cards, etc. More than a medium to contain information, paper is also deemed as a material that inspires emotions. Thin as a piece of paper is, it gives out a unique sense of subtlety and delicacy which could be perceived when we touch, flip, observe and smell it. Such is the charisma of paper. However, the rise of digital technologies has made a profound change on how people communicate and share information. When is the last time we read a paper book or send a paper greeting card? Moreover, the outbreak of the pandemic has further deepened our dependence on a lifestyle heavily online. People are asked to avoid physical contact and most of the communication nowadays is conducted digitally. As we are now trying to gain our normal life back, we hope that through the medium of “paper” we could inspire people to reconsider the relationship between man and the world, and to encourage people to communicate, express and make their voice heard.
Ticket Price: 58RMB/person
Free to bring one kid over 6 years old
Limited to 15 people
* Please purchase in advance, on-site ticket purchase is not accepted.