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Workshop

The WeavingLab

October 12-13, 11.00-17.00

Participate in the process of weaving, speculation and conversation together with the American textile artist Marianne Fairbanks. Welcome to the first WeavingLab in Scandinavia.

Welcome to participate in the first WeavingLab in Sweden. WeavingLab ran for two summers in Wisconsin. In 2019 it has transitioned into a mobile edition, traveling to new locations domestically and internationally including Illinois, Oslo, Copenhagen and Gothenburg.

Tutorials are combined with conceptual inquiries into domains of rhythm, math systems, meditation and materiality. The WeavingLab explores and subverts each of these associations, hovering between process and speculation, theory and making, and providing questions and experiences so that each participant can draw their own conclusions. The project works to extend access to weaving so that we might invent new ideas about textiles, community, and making.

Marianne Fairbanks is a visual artist, designer, curator and Assistant Professor of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work spans the fields of art, design, and social practice, seeking to chart new material and conceptual territories, to innovate solution-based design, and to foster fresh modes of cultural production.

The WeavingLab-workshop is in English.

The programme is part of the Gothenburg design festival, produced in collaboration with HDK- Academy of Design and Crafts, presented as part of Mötesplats Röhsska.

Read more about the WeavingLab here: https://www.weavinglab.com/home