Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will lead a private studio visit for SEA members to the studio and workshop of Jonas Merian, who creatively converts recovered objects into something uniquely appealing and surprisingly useful. Even though many Chinese believe nothing should go to waste, there is a cultural reluctance to take on second-hand items. Taking many discarded goods, Jonas breathes new life into them. Based in Shanghai, Jonas is from Switzerland, and for seventeen years worked for a prosthetics company, before making bookshelves with old Chinese biscuit tins. In the space of his inspirational sanctuary, which is used as his home, studio, and exhibition hall, Jonas will present an insightful talk on Upcycling.
Monday, February 20 (previously scheduled for Thursday, January 19)
1:45pm registration, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wuwei Creative Garden, Building 15
1436 Jungong Lu, near Xiangyin Lu in Yangpu District
(metro line 8 to Xiangyin Lu, exit 2, then a 5 minute taxi or a 20 minute walk)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, under subject type “Upcycle” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after January 16. SEA coordinator is Beth Howder, mobile: 150-0017-4461.