Hannah Segerkrantz


Makers Manual #30: Hemp-it-yourself

Makers Manual is a collaborative project between exciting makers and STORE STORE. These downloadable manuals are a practical guide to making at home for beginners and experts.

This manual shows how to make a low side table out of hempcrete. Hemp is a versatile and sustainable material, absorbing more CO2 per hectare than any forest or commercial crop. When combining hemp shivs with a lime binder, hempcrete is made, having the strength of concrete and the flexibility of clay. The material naturally regulates heat and moisture, is carbon negative and biodegradable. This manual creates a new method of casting hempcrete into a fabric formwork and merges material knowledge with a low-end approach to meet current values of sustainability

The notion of agency is always central in the work of Hannah Segerkrantz, and goes in parallel with the redefinition of what we address as our ‘surroundings’. With an interest for the intersection between architecture and radical ecologies, her approach to research is environmental, sensorial and contextual.

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