In today’s economy, most objects are made with a presupposed purpose. Once it loses this purpose it often gets labeled as waste. Studio Oebjet Troevee wants to change the perspective towards these forgotten objects. As a modern homo habilis of the 21st century we can again force ourselves to dive into the possibilities of these objects and give them a new purpose.
When re-using objects, our focus lies on creating projects that help improve the social and urban environment. These objects were initially forgotten by the city and its inhabitants, which is why we search for ways to re-implement them in the city, but through a different form and function, and place them again at the service of its inhabitants.
Besides the artistic research we also give workshops to students, children and everyone who is interested. Here we teach how to re-make objects using different kinds of techniques. We always start from a concept which is first sketched on paper and later executed with the materials necessary. Through these exercises we want to stimulate this way of looking at forgotten objects as a resource with immense potential rather then seeing it as waste.