Is it possible to repair a broken object in a way that makes it more beautiful and valuable? Dr Guy Kuelemans from UNSW Art & Design explains the philosophy and practise of creative repair.
A much-loved set of broken knitting needles encased in a resin bracelet is just one creatively repaired item on display at this week's Object Therapy exhibition.
We tend to throw away broken things, but the Japanese art of kintsugi – repairing broken ceramics with gold and silver – can give us a different perspective on waste, writes Guy Keulemans.
Reinforced concrete is everywhere. But unlike plain concrete, which can last for centuries, reinforced concrete can succumb to rust, deteriorating in decades, writes Guy Keulemans.