British Library Late
17 May 2019
We were Late at the Library to live knit a special version of </unravel;>. Together with staff, students and alumni of Central Saint Martins Graphic Communication department that ran workshops that explored and challenged letters as part of a collaborative programme of events during the @britishlibrary Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition
You can read about the event here
Tate Exchange16 May 2019
</unravel;> was presented during the workshop and discussion for Moving from: Avant-garde Women, Activism, and Dissent, organized by Ruth Hemus and Giuliana Pieri from the Royal Holloway University of London at Tate Modern @tate for @tateexchange .
De-Code Gender: A Knitted Perspective
12-13 April 2019, London
We were invited to present the research and process behind </unravel;> at the Interart/Intermedia Experimentation in Italy through the Ages held in the Royal Holloway University of London, as part of an incredible range of interesting research papers in this crossing of disciplinary boundaries.
HackingThe Digital- Annual Visiting Practitioner Conference, Csm Foundation
14 February 2019, London
On the afternoon of February 14th we were invited to talk about </unravel;> and how we use ‘the Digital’ within our creative practice, in a stimulating panel with The Feminist Internet and the FineArtMaths Center at the Central Saint Martins Foundation campus at Archway.
Corrrective. A Collective Exhibition
8 Nov- 4 Jan 2019, London
This corrrective coming together of seven recent graduates and friends looks at design from a feminist- queer perspective. The collective is meant to work on similar themes through a multidisciplinary approach as a force for change but also as a group of discussions. In November of 2019 we held our first exhibition at the Windows Gallery of Central Saint Martins, and we participated with </unravel;> Issue 2: Histories or Tales of Future Times Learn more about Corrrective here
How to Hack The Brotherelectroknitting Workshop
28 November 2018
Irene held an electroknitting workshop with MA and Stage 3 students, at the Graphic Design and Communication department of Central Saint Martins about how to hack knitting machines and why. (Thank you to all the students that took part and sent us pictures)
Decriminalizing Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern
9th International Illustration Research Conference.
1-26 of November 2018, Cambridge
</unravel;> was invited to be part of this a wonderfully put up exhibition the 9th International Illustration Research Symposium at Anglia Ruskin University, (Cambridge, UK), 17-18 of November.
This two-day research conference investigates the nature of pattern and ornament within the context of illustration, printing, and publishing and explores ideas and asks questions around its current state of appreciation, meaning and usage.
We are honored to be part of this exhibition with </unravel;>:Issue 1, alongside 12 other talented artists and a specially commissioned visual response by the Dutch graphic designer @hansjevanhalem . Her response is based on her collaboration with master printer, publisher and collector Jan de Jong.
Creative Unions + London Design Festival
15 Sept- 27 October 2018, Lethaby Gallery, London
We are honored to have been chosen to participate at the Creative Unions exhibition 2018 as part of the London Design Festival. @elllenjonsson & I are presenting the second iteration of </unravel;> in its red version, knitting a fairytale about seven narrators that gather to talk about fairy tales. You can see the live knitting of the story that unfolds every day, 12.30- 6pm, at the @lethabygallery
MAKE. Celebrate the power of making.
3-7 July 2018
We were asked to run a special workhop with our hacked knitting machine for Women in Making, a collaborative series of workshops together with other practitioners of the University of Arts London and Camden. For our workshop we invited visitors to cut and paste pieces of our printed research on women and technology, binaries and gender stereotypes, and create their own political banners, all of which then we knitted into one.