With the talk Invasive plants: Threats for Nature or an Opportunity for Papermaking? we will be a part of IAPMA 2018 Congress. This years’ event is entitled Paper: Conscience & Coinsciousness and will be dedicated to exploring our responsibility as artists working with paper by evaluating our role over its final form and content. Within our talk we will focus on introducing the global problem of invasive plants and the opportunities which arise by recognising the value of their abundant biomass. We will speak about our intentions to spread the use of the fibrous weed as a means to promote the hidden craft of hand paper-making and raise consciousness about sustainable ways of living within our novel ecosystems. We will present Trajna‚Äôs partnership with the City of Ljubljana to initiate a circular economy project by designing a series of wood and paper products from locally harvested invasive plants.

The talk will take place on Friday, 18. May at Hotel Ramada in Sofia, Bulgaria.