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Radical Craft: Re-imagining Crochet

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Published on Nov 9, 2015

Radical Craft: Re-imagining Crochet
September 29, 2014

A giant coral forest crocheted out of wool and plastic trash; a life-sized crochet reproduction of a mountain lion; undulating playspaces handicrafted from tons of nylon fiber. Crochet has long since burst traditional boundaries and established itself as a sculptural medium. Here, artists at the forefront of a new ‘radical craft’ movement discuss how crochet can open unexpected paths to imagining and being in the world. The event is presented in conjunction with the NYUAD Institute’s exhibition of the Crochet Coral Reef.

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
Textile Artist; Researcher

Shauna Richardson
Crochetdermist

Christine Wertheim
Co-creator Crochet Coral Reef; Professor, Department of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts

Moderated by
Jill Magi
Senior Lecturer, Writing Program, NYUAD

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