Why do it yourself-blueprints can change the world

Architect, designer, and initiator of the Hartz IV Möbel project, Van Bo Le -Mentzel will give a public talk at the National College of Art & Design on ‘why do it yourself-blueprints can change the world’ on Thursday 6th December.

Hartz IV Möbel is a social design movement, centred around a series of basic, practical furniture pieces that are both simple and affordable to construct, making use of commonly-available, low-cost materials. Started in 2010 in Berlin, this was the beginning of a social DIY Experiment based on the belief that the world gets better if we “build more – buy less”.

Le has recently published a book, the Hartz-IV Möbel-Buch, which not only contains DIY instructions for all the furniture projects, but also provides tips on cost-effective living in small spaces, as well as features on prominent members of the DIY community in Berlin.

Presented by National College of Art & Design in partnership with the Goethe Institute

Speaker: Van Bo Le -Mentzel – Architect & Designer; Founder of HartzIVmoebel.com & One-Sqm-House

Date: Thursday 6th December

Time: 6 – 7pm

Location: Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8