Lab Here//Too//For opens in Fashion Fictions at the VAG
Here//Too//For! This satellite lab - an exhibition commons - within Fashion Fictions, draws on our current research and past insights of the Textile Adaptation Research Program (TARP), New Craft, and the formative cloTHING(s) as Conversation research initiative. Works on display and adjacent to the lab are inclusive of Alumni Researchers, Material Matters Guest Artists and Designers. Lab: Here//Too//For merges design, research creation and knowledge exchange as means to uncover new possibilities that support responsible ecological and social action. Our overall goal for Here//Too/For is to foster new conversations connected to our relations with the materials we use as artists, designers and the implications of the forms we create, engaging the general public and colleagues in a series of dialogues and workshops that contemplate and share. For us much of this work involves embracing risk in our creative practice. Doing so often shifts our assumptions, enabling us to do things differently.
Can textiles, products, the clothing that we design offer a plurality (many, diverse kinds!) of circumstances and deeply inter-relational material world views? yes - please.