Materials, matter and the things we use respond to, and sometimes allow, our bodies to move and work. What we ‘create’ cannot entirely be understood in terms of a human intention working upon the world, but rather a collaboration with things from within a world.
habituated practice can just hide a larger more complex process of working with materials. if we just act without thinking what is really involved then are we really learning?
we usually go into creating something with a pre conceived plan of what the outcome might be and the materials we need to make it.
We looked into hylomorphism and analysed that in the creation process there is the matter and the form, the matter being the material you are using and the form being the arrangement you put it in. we discussed that working in this method means you pre-devise a chronological way of thinking in order to carry out procedures.
we then analysed making as growing and how it is theorised “I want to think of making, instead, as a process of growth. This is to place the maker from the outset as a participant in amongst a world of active materials. These materials are what he has to work with, and in the process of making he ‘joins forces’ with them, bringing them together or splitting them apart, synthesising and distilling, in anticipation of what might emerge” (Ingold, 2013, p. 21).