The School of Forgotten Arts
Exploring heritage craft practices within the UK, The School of Forgotten Arts is a speculative educational community that shares the knowledge of traditional papermaking in a time that has long since forgotten the value of the traditional.
As part of this project, a textbook was created to share the knowledge of traditional papermaking. Made using the very practices it teaches, the book is made from handmade recycled paper, leather bound and sewn with gold thread. The pages are all hand-written due to the delicacy of handmade paper. The book cover has no title, meaning only the curious will uncover the secrets of the school.
Project Date: October-December 2022
The dates in this library check-out card may look strange. That's because they were actually used as a way of hiding the coordinates of the three school entrances within the book for future readers to find! Each of the three entrances are old mining ventilation shafts found in my home town.