Circular Textiles Lab 2022

Emma Peters, Joanna Fowles and Alia Parker,
   
January
   
27
 -  
February
   
7
'These diverse textile approaches come together to consider how an attentiveness to haptic craft practices can re-value post-consumer waste... In times of ecological crisis and mass waste accumulation, crafting real-world and speculative responses, can generate new imaginaries for how to sustainably coexist.'

INFORMATION

Three researchers and designers working at the intersection of textiles, material ecologies and craft gather in one space to generate a critical exchange of ideas and practice.

Joanna Fowles experiments with the chromatic possibilities from local waste streams including food waste;Alia Parker collaborates with mushroom mycelium in producing bio-textiles; and Emma Peters is working to create circular design solutions for the bed linen industry.

These diverse textile approaches come together to consider how an attentiveness to haptic craft practices can re-value post-consumer waste. Set up as a working lab and exhibition space over ten days, the designers hope to build new alliances with each other as well as audiences. In times of ecological crisis and mass waste accumulation, crafting real-world and speculative responses, can generate new imaginaries for how to sustainably coexist.  

 

 

Three researchers and designers working at the intersection of textiles, material ecologies and craft gather in one space to generate a critical exchange of ideas and practice.

Joanna Fowles experiments with the chromatic possibilities from local waste streams including food waste;Alia Parker collaborates with mushroom mycelium in producing bio-textiles; and Emma Peters is working to create circular design solutions for the bed linen industry.

These diverse textile approaches come together to consider how an attentiveness to haptic craft practices can re-value post-consumer waste. Set up as a working lab and exhibition space over ten days, the designers hope to build new alliances with each other as well as audiences. In times of ecological crisis and mass waste accumulation, crafting real-world and speculative responses, can generate new imaginaries for how to sustainably coexist.  

 

 

FEATURED WORKS

Alia Parker, Culture Work with Textile Waste (2019), mushroom mycelium, jars, textile waste, dimensions variable.  
Joanna Fowles, work in progress - Dye swatch samples (detail) 2020, various fabrics, natural dyes

Emma Peters, Repair Sample 1 (detail), 2021, Calico, cotton and silk thread, Dimensions (27 – 31 cm)

OTHER EXHIBITIONS