Circular Textiles Lab 2021

Alia Parker, Joanna Fowles, Wajiha Pervez, Emma Peters
   
October
   
7
 -  
October
   
18
'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

Artist Bio

Four 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; Wajiha Pervez explores critical athleisure garment construction; and Emma Peters is working to create circular design solutions for the bedlinen industry.

Artist Statement

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.  

Artist Bio

Four 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; Wajiha Pervez explores critical athleisure garment construction; and Emma Peters is working to create circular design solutions for the bedlinen industry.

Artist Statement

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

Wajiha Pervez, Speculative Stretch, 2021, Frayed Nylon, Calico, 100% Cotton thread, 30cm x 30 cm

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

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