«For in times to come, we will have to find a responsive and sensitive balance between the still-usuable skills and wisdom of the past and sustainable products and inventions of the 21st century.»

Lloyd Kahn, 1973, The Book of Shelter
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‪Recipe: dandelion salad

‪Recipe: dandelion salad

94 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression. source YouTube
Taking care of birds

Taking care of birds

Documented by Lisa Kläver, Sylvain Georget and Pihla Raevaara (students from designLAB)
Tool maker for plains

Tool maker for plains

documented by Sam Kennedy, Frank van‘t Woudt and Stijn van Kervel (students from designLAB)
Viticulturist

Viticulturist

gedocumented by Noëlle Ingeveldt and Lukas Wolzak (students from designLAB)
Floral arranging

Floral arranging

Jdocumented by Bob Vos en Mark Wiechmann (students from designLAB)
Making cloth from tree bark

Making cloth from tree bark

Tree bark fleece from Uganda is said to be the most ancient textile in the history of humanity. Until the end of the 19th century, the most precious bark clothes have exclusively been reserved for the monarchs of the nearly millenial kingdom of Buganda. In 2005, UNESCO declared the artisan production process of bark cloth...
Assembling wood without glue

Assembling wood without glue

A leaf of a bulrush plant is used as insulation against moisture it preventing the joints from leaking.
Sail making tools

Sail making tools

Know-How/Show-How workshop in Utrecht

Know-How/Show-How workshop in Utrecht

On June 19 2011: ‘Know-How/Show-How’(KNSH) presents itself to the public for the first time. Invited by and in collaboration with The Utrecht Archives (national centre for ecclesiastical archives and the Dutch Railways)to represent the theme “Green” during the Cultural Sunday of Utrecht, KNSH organizes a public event where a selection of 6 documentaries from the...
Making a haybox

Making a haybox

Haybox

Haybox

This is a story of an elderly man in Amsterdam who is still using a haybox for kepping his food warm. His wife had brought it into their mariage. The box is splendidly decorated and a good energy saver.
Bulgarian funeral traditions

Bulgarian funeral traditions

While talking about the rituals performed during the grief and preparation for burial of the dead, the women of the village Zahari Stoyanovo (located in the northeast Dobrudja, Bulgaria), reveal a range of knowledge and wisdom. Like after the burial procession leave, the last man left the house, stuck a nail in the threshold of...
Jewish tradition around knife gift

Jewish tradition around knife gift

Onion as medicine against itching

Onion as medicine against itching

An onion to relieve itching. It’s the remedy of Emmy Bloem, the mother of Sonja (pictured here), for whom the childhood memory of delicious summer strawberries in Arnhem will be forever linked with onion. As a child she got hives on her back after eating the summer fruit. Her mother Emmy soothed and healed her...
Recept: tarama (Bulgarian fish egg mayonaise)

Recept: tarama (Bulgarian fish egg mayonaise)

Tamara, mayonaise van viseitjes is een duidelijk voorbeeld van maximaal gebruik van voedselbronnen. Deze documentaire laat de hele bereiding ervan zien.