sofie    leenen

My projects tell stories about ways of making that are usually not visible or that are slowly disappearing. Fascinated by the origin of crafts, traditional manufacturing processes and historical environments. I strongly believe that it is important to maintain these knowledge of specific ways of making within our surroundings. It tells us a lot about culture, history, traditions, makers and needs to reflect on our society nowadays. A transparent and physical process are meaningful to me. To work in a visible manner I want to make people enthusiastic about; how to deal in a honourable and conscious way within our living habitat. With this mission I prefer to work together with various makers, workshops, producers, institutes and inhabitants.

photography by Wouter Kooken