‘Weaving Futures’ residents will be at the London Transport Museum, at the Friday Late, Urban Fabric event, in the Designology Studio on 17th Feb 2017. 18.45 – 22.00.
The work woven in this innovative, experimental exhibition will be on display as work in progress, and the Curators Philippa Brock & Samuel Plant Dempsey and participating residents will be available to discuss their responses to this season and their outcomes with visitors. The Tc2 Norway Digital Weaving jacquard loom will be running and there will also be a Houndstooth Project workshop in the studio so visitors can experience designing repeating patterns.
Throughout the Museum there will be many talks, workshops and displays ongoing, including Designing with Moquette with Annalisa Atkinson, Future Trends with Geraldine Wharry, The Inconvenience of Dress with Jenna Rossi – Camus, about public transport through drawings of fashion satires. Designing stations for local communities – architects talking about the Crossrail stations. The full programme is available here. Tickets for the event can be purchased here
Residents who have participated in the Weaving Futures season have included Assemble, Beatwoven, Philippa Brock, Camira, Central Saint Martins, BA Textile students, Samuel Dempsey, Linda Florence, Gainsborough Weaving Company, Eleanor Pritchard, Rare Thread : Kirsty McDougall & Laura Miles, Josephine Ortega, Ismini Samanidou, Studio Houndstooth: Jo Pierce, Takram & Priti Veja
Resident artists and designers were invited to respond to a project brief; exploring the role of textiles in modern transport now and in the future. They have focussed on ‘untapped’ sources of data generated by, or helpful to, the transport system. Their responses have been interpreted into woven textiles, live for museum visitors.
Creative responses have ranged from future speculations on data capture and its textile use, to new methods of digitising human interactions, to creative interpretations and visualisations of existing TfL data sets.
Weaving Futures is jointly Curated by Philippa Brock and Samuel Plant Dempsey. The weavers for the season have been Rosie Green & Hanna Vinlöf Nylen.
Sponsors to Weaving Futures are: