Cardboard Works

Ayosha Kortlang

Dezember / December - 2020

Universität der Künste Berlin

Bachelor of Arts


The machine cuts, folds and paints cardboard and paper. Since cardboard is used for shipping and packaging, it is available almost everywhere and could be reprocessed locally in large quantities without being introduced into a resource-consuming recycling loop. Cardboard Works is intended as a starting point. All plans are open source and the machine can be built in two days. All parts that can't be found at the hardware store around the corner can be made with a 3D printer. The three tools: cutter, pallet roller and pen can be controlled by an open source CNC program. Since the machine is small and on wheels, it can be used at various places in the city as a workshop to go. The developed stool and waste bin are a starting point for products and applications that can be adapted and developed locally.