Ulrike Silz & Marc Wejda
– cherishing eelgrass –
Each year, more than 27.000 tonnes of eelgrass are washed up on the German coast of the Baltic sea. Reepwerk demonstrates how to turn this material into ropes.
So far, eelgrass has mostly been a nuisance for tourists at the beach, while its disposal causes financial issues for coastal communities. The project shows how eelgrass can regain its value as a regional resource. Therefore, the machine Reepwerk invites both residents and visitors to discover and handle this usually disregarded material. Our project is supposed to provide incentive for further exchange about possible applications for eelgrass.
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