In the context of her talk Yvonne Dröge Wendel draws attention to the permeable boundaries of things in use, to the moment of encounter between the object and the human, to the moment where the object is actually seized and used. Her photos and sketches zoom into the point of contact where the hand takes hold of the object. Images document that this point of contact has different physical characteristics (forms, surfaces, textures, colours, et cetera) in each practice of use. When the focus is on use, the boundaries of the human and the thing become permeable to each other. As the focus shifts to the ‘how’ (‘how’ to grasp, handle, hold), the object melds partially with the subject. The materiality of each in the encounter is crucial.