A THURSDAY CLUB EVENT
4TH OCTOBER 2012
Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street
Kings Cross
WC1X 9NG
Free event

poster_GEOGRAPHIES OF CRAFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textile crafting is enjoying resurgence in popularity, of late. At the forefront of the revival is knitting, performed and practiced collectively in pubs, cafes or to graffiti street furniture and well-known landmarks. At the same time, the cost of electronic materials are decreasing and makers are beginning to merge traditional crafts with the digital, creating new hybrid opportunities. This has issued a growth of online as well as co-located communities and spaces for crafting with technology. Through focusing on geographies of craft and spaces of creativity, we will explore the relationship between communities engaged in craft experience and practice with specific spatialities and temporalities within the city.

Laura Price is a PhD student in the Geography Department, Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focuses on ‘Knitted Geographies’: exploring the spaces of creativity and knitting practices in London

Sophie McDonald is co-founder of  MzTEK and sketchPatch.net – social learning tools providing offline and online platforms for skills exchange and dialogue between communities of learners.

Sara Heitlinger is a PhD candidate in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London. Her research looks at how technology can be used in art and craft practices to support connections within communities.