Unfold presents Stratigraphic Manufactury in the inaugural Istanbul Design Biennial. Joseph Grima, curator of the Adhocracy exhibition and editor of Domus Magazine, comissioned a new project featuring Unfold's continuing work on ceramic 3d printing and its implications on design and manufacturing: Stratigraphic Manufactury.
In Stratigraphic Manufactury, Unfold builds on their Stratigraphic Porcelain series started in 2010 with their internationally acclaimed installation l'Artisan Electronique and explores methods of manufacturing and distributing design in the dawning era of digital production. Stratigraphic Manufactury is a new model for the distribution and digital manufacturing of porcelain, which includes local small manufacturing units that are globally connected. One that embraces local production variations and influences.
A set of digital 3d files of designs presented last spring in Milan by Unfold has been e-mailed to various manufacturers around the world who have acquired the 3d printing production method that Unfold pioneered and open sourced in 2009. They were instructed not to alter the digital files but were free to incorporate personal and local influences and interpretations during the production. These new sets will be presented in Adhocracy in the context of a local manufacturing shop. In collaboration with Turkish ceramists, a manufacturing unit will become operational for the duration of the Istanbul Design Biennial: Stratigraphic Manufactury Istanbul, estd. 2012.
In collaboration with Jonathan Keep (UK), Eran Gal-Or (Israel), Tulya Madra & Firat Aykaç of Santimetre (Turkey) and Mustafa Canyurt (Turkey).