«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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Know How / Show How shows practical tips & inspiring ideas for sustainable living in the 21st century. We collect stories about practical knowledge from different generations in short “Know How” movies. You can browse our archives or share your unique knowledge and story!
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Have you always wanted to ask a family member about that special tool in his/her kitchen or shed? Interview him for the Know-How / Show-How platform! Are you a documentarian in search of an inspiring topic? Looking for a nice project as a student? Sign up as a reporter! info@knowhowshowhow.net...
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Know-How / Show-How is looking for Special people with special stories Do you know (or are you) someone with a special story about a unique tool, a tradition or a technique? Would you like to share this knowledge and preserve it for the future? Please contact us via info@knowhowshowhow.net of...
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Know-How / Show-How Summer program Sofia 2016

Know-How / Show-How Summer program Sofia 2016

The second edition of the Know-How / Show-How Summer Program for creative thinking and design processes will take place between 11-22 of july, in Sofia Bulgaria. The theme of 2016 is RE-connect and will place special attention on our present day reeling and dealing with objects that shape culture. The program is open for participants...
How can I contribute?

How can I contribute?

Great that you want to contribute to Know-How / Show-How! How does it work? We are looking for 5 minute clips about the person, the story and the knowledge that inspires you. Don’t worry, it’s easy to do! Just follow our special guidelines. Needed: 1. Person with practical knowledge on sustainable living (your grandfather, a neighbour,...
How do I make a movie?

How do I make a movie?

Before you start: - If you know the person, you can jump right in. - If you don’t, take some time to get to know them, make them feel relaxed and explain the process before you start filming. Technical tips: - Always check the battery of your phone or camera – bring an extra if...
Know-How / Show-How Summer program Sofia 2015

Know-How / Show-How Summer program Sofia 2015

The first International Know-How / Show-How Summer Program for creative thinking and design processes will take place in Sofia Bulgaria. The program explores the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge between the locality of the place, material potential and skills and contemporary designers, artists and students, stimulating sustainable innovation and knowledge development. The initiative is the first...
Know-How Show-How animation leader

Know-How Show-How animation leader

Very happy to announce the realization of the Know-How Show-How animation leader specially developed for the movies made under the KNSH principles. The animation design and production is made by Mariana Tantcheva and the sound by Vassil Voutev.
Brick history under the stronghold

Brick history under the stronghold

Picking wild mushrooms with Christiaan&Ria

Picking wild mushrooms with Christiaan&Ria

Sawing your own puzzles

Sawing your own puzzles

Presentation at the International Festival for Ethnographic Films in Sofia

Presentation at the International Festival for Ethnographic Films in Sofia

The results from the workshop “Preserve to Pass-on” Know-How Show-How has conducted during the “Goat Milk Festival” in Gorna Bela Rechka will be screened at the International Festival for Ethnographic Films in Sofia 4-9 november. For yet another year, the International Festival of Ethnographic Film proves that even in times of economic crisis, a forum...
Know-How / Show-How featured in Bulgarian documentaries

Know-How / Show-How featured in Bulgarian documentaries

‘The Wealth of the Poorest’ is a documentary film by the talented young Bulgarian journalist, Veselina Foteva, completed as a master degree graduation project in Media and Journalism at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Veselina was one of the participants in ‘Preserve To Pass On’, a workshop conducted by Khow-How...
Wood carving

Wood carving

Carving letters  in stone

Carving letters in stone

Recipe: elderflower syrup

Recipe: elderflower syrup

Smoking eel

Smoking eel

How to growing your own printing ink

How to growing your own printing ink

Preparation for the fine willow skeinwork

Preparation for the fine willow skeinwork

‘Braiding is watching with your fingers’, says Esmé Hofman one of the few professional basket weavers in Europe practicing the very fine type of basketry called willow skeinwork. The material for this work is obtained by cleaving a long willow rod in three or four with a special wooden cleave. The long strips of willow...
The goat is a goat

The goat is a goat

The yoga of knitting

The yoga of knitting

Recipe: elderflower juice

Recipe: elderflower juice

How to get goat milk from a mama goat?

How to get goat milk from a mama goat?

What sound does a goat make?

What sound does a goat make?

Workshop 'Preserve to Pass-on'

Workshop ‘Preserve to Pass-on’

From 18 to 24 May 2013 Know-How / Show-How put on the workshop “Preserve to Pass-on” in Bela Rechka, Bulgaria. The workshop focused on teaching skills in video production while documenting oral traditions and was taught by the leading documentary maker Boriana Pandova and media designer Dima Stefanova. “Preserve to Pass-on” preceded the 10th edition...
Know-How | Show-How stage - 11 May 2013 - Hornhuizen

Know-How | Show-How stage – 11 May 2013 – Hornhuizen

‪Recipe: mustard soup

‪Recipe: mustard soup

Willow

Willow

seeking for the willows
Willow working

Willow working

The practice of willow work and basketry has a long traditions in Holland and is still alive through people’s practice and places specialized in collecting and preserving that knowledge. KHSH is on tour for meeting and documenting this inspiring people. One of the firs encounters took place in the Nationaal Vlechtmuseum in Noordwolden where Baukje...
Chisel sharpening

Chisel sharpening

A chisel should be sharp, says the woodturner Joost Kramer. Sharpening a chisel is possible only with something that is even harder. Therefore his grindstone is covered with diamond grit. If the last burr after polishing seems to be off, a ultimate test takes place to prove that the chisel is sharp. If he can...
Steam distillation

Steam distillation

‘Steam Distillation or Hydro Distillation ’ is ancient traditional technic used to extract essential oils from plants widely used in the perfume industry for centuries. Know-How Show-How team will conduct series of test in Steam Distillation from local plants and parallel with that will started tracing the available knowledge in Holland and worldwide. Any one is...
Know-How | Show-How public cinema - Utrecht Manifest 2012

Know-How | Show-How public cinema – Utrecht Manifest 2012

Know-How | Show-How stage – Evening Parade – 16 June 2012 – Utrecht Manifest

 
Know-How / Show-How stage - Barn Day - 16 June 2012

Know-How / Show-How stage – Barn Day – 16 June 2012

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Making a carvers mallet

Making a carvers mallet

Joost Kramer, wood turner, shows how he makes a carvers mallet, during that process he explains his views on the value of craft. According to him the function of the material and the object is like a link between man and the world around him. documented by Dima Stefanova
Herbal medicine

Herbal medicine

Eduard van Koolwijk is fotograaf, tuinarchitect en geneeskundige. In deze korte reportage vertelt hij over de genezende kracht van de planten en kruiden om ons heen. Gedocumenteerd door Ruud Bakker, Hanks Jonkhart en Linda van Roon
How to create space in cities for nature?

How to create space in cities for nature?

Ecoloog Harmen Venema laat zien in een korte wandeling door de wijk Rotsoord, hoe het natuur eigen gang vind als er ruimte en simpele conditie voor worden gemaakt. gedocumenteerd door Dima Stefanova
‪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)