The Unstable Design Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute is pleased to announce the creation of an experimental weaving residency. This residency will be held for six weeks in the summer of 2019 and has been generously supported by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. Fiber artists with an interest or established record in engaging computation in their practice are encouraged to apply.
During the six-week residency, the researcher-in-residence (RiR) will be invited to collaborate with university researchers and local partners to conceptualize and develop textiles that engage technology in their design, production or concept. This includes data-driven or generative design of textiles, textiles with embedded functionality, and/or textiles that embody critical perspectives of technology and society. In addition to producing their own concepts, the researcher-in-residence will be invited to participate in the ongoing research of the organizers and researchers at CU Boulder more broadly.
The researcher will be housed with local hosts, will have a dedicated working space within the Unstable Design Lab, access to the resources and equipment of the organizers, including a TC2 digital jacquard loom, and will receive a stipend of $3,750 as well as $1,000 to support travel to and from the residency.
The application deadline is Jan. 31, and information about eligibility criteria, facilities and the aims of this residency can be found at: http://unstable.design/experimental-weaving-residency/
Laura Devendorf, Katya Arquilla, Sandra Wirtanen, Allison Anderson, and Steven Frost. 2020. Craftspeople as Technical Collaborators: Lessons Learned through an Experimental Weaving Residency. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376820 (Honolulu, Hawaii (virtual)–April 25-30, 2020) [Honorable Mention Award].