SUR LES RIVAGES / Saray
The project "Sur les rivages" proposes to revaluate the weaving craft of water hyacinth in Cambodia. This aquatic plant is harmful because it causes many environmental, sanitary and economic problems. Working over a 3 months period, in collaboration with Osmose association and the women of Saray cooperative from the floating village of Prek Toal, the idea of this project was to experiment this organic material and the weaving techniques, in order to find new applications for this invasive plant. Cambodia, a country undergoing reconstruction, is trying to revive traditional crafts which have disappeared during the genocide. Here more than elsewhere, design can help to upgrade some of these skills and become the link between technique, form and use.
Collaborator: Saray - Osmose Tonlé Sap