This website functions as archive for physical objects, making and academic processes.
Working together with a variety of partners, academies and institutes studio BoomWehmeyer explores through making different perspectives around Society, Culture and Craftsmanship. Projects are based on maker-ship as core ingredient to research its locality, agency and different narratives.
The studio work stems from an active mentality of Thinking through Making putting the importance on a hands-on approach and research. What does it mean to make, how can we enable through making new ways understanding and encounter the landscape we live in ? For the studio Making as an Investigation Tool is the essence; modelling, testing, listening and writing in material to create outputs that explore different values of design of today’s rapidly transforming, technological, social and cultural landscape. Making as an participative act, from it’s rawness and resources to the act, positioning and it’s metaphysical significance.
Studio BoomWehmeyer work has been featured international in books and exhibitions, such as a solo exhibition at Future Perfect in Brooklyn, New York in 2006, the DesignMiami/Basel by Gallery Karena Schuessler 2013, the London Design Festival 2011, Slow Identities slowLab, New York 2014, Thin Spaces Pomona UK 2016 and many others. For more details read Public|Press.
Judith Wehmeyer works as designer, educator and researcher and finished her Master at the Royal College of Art in London (UK). She has been working over 10 years in China and held the studio for many years from Shanghai and Jingdezhen. Beside the studio practice, Judith is Head of the Product Design department at ArtEZ Academy Arnhem, the Netherlands. With the department Judith her focus is on transformation and identity of the department, building towards a new generation by design. Harvesting from the history of a high quality makers generation and applying new societal / critical approaches and methods of working to transform design education.
She has also has been part of the board of slowLab, an int. research platform for Slow knowledge in design thinking and practice. Pushing forward the discourse around a new mentality towards design processes and approaches. Her activism and discourse in design have brought work in a wide context of cultures and collaborations.
In 2016 Judith and Gunter started exploring through research and collaborative work within Department of Wilderness, a new grounded studio to develop a broader context for research and int. collaborations.
STUDIO BoomWehmeyer, The Netherlands