Altering books, changing stories

Bücher verändern - Workshop

1st and 2nd of June 2019 at Papierwerk Glockenbach, Munich.

For two days we will work with books as a material that comes with a story. We will dissect, dissolve and pierce to see the inner structure of the story. We will form, sew and glue new connections, add found objects and mend holes. Texts outgrow themselves and become sculptural. The story is told in a new way, with more layers and unique twists. On the first day we will use several simple techniques to work our way into the book and its pages. On the second day we will continue the stories, pay more attention to the cover and binding and get several books to dialogue with each other. While we are exploring the opportunities of books as material we will give a lot of space to your creativity and the new stories that want to emerge.

On Saturday and Sunday the workshop starts at 9.30 a.m. and ends at 4.30. p.m. There will be a lunch and coffee break.

I will bring some materials and tools for everyone to use. You basically need to bring some old books that you are ready to let go, a pair of scissors and an interest in experimenting. And – if you want – also

  • paper scalpell and support mat for cutting
  • needle and yarn
  • glue and tape
  • additional material of your choice: beads, buttons, wool, found objects, wire,….
  • additional paper of your choice
  • if you would like to work with paint, feel free to bring your pens, inks etc.
  • a container to transport your creations home

  • Papierwerk Glockenbach (Auenstraße 28) is situated in a busy and creative quarter of Munich, close to U-Bahn station Fraunhoferstraße). The friendly and light rooms are used for papermaking on weekdays.

    cost per person: 160 EUR

    number of participants: minimum 4, maximum 7.

    Please email for further information and payment details. Registration is valid after payment has been made. Seats reserved in order of payment.

    Impressionen from the book altering workshop in Augsburg in 2017

    Impressionen from the book altering workshop in Augsburg in 2017