Category Archives: Talks

Art and Activism

In November 2016, I braved the fog and drove to Kitchener to take part in a panel on art and activism, organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. The set up was fabulous – we all sat on a couch at

Art and Activism

In November 2016, I braved the fog and drove to Kitchener to take part in a panel on art and activism, organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. The set up was fabulous – we all sat on a couch at

Oil Futures/Petrotextiles at Manifold

In May, 2016, I presented my ongoing research on petrotextiles at the Manifold Speaker Series, part of the Subtle Technologies series of events, talks, and interventions. See more of this research here. See the list of speakers here.

Oil Futures/Petrotextiles at Manifold

In May, 2016, I presented my ongoing research on petrotextiles at the Manifold Speaker Series, part of the Subtle Technologies series of events, talks, and interventions. See more of this research here. See the list of speakers here.

Houses Never at Home

In April, 2014, I gave a version of my talk: “Houses Never at Home: Fabric Dwellings and Wobbly Structures in Precarious Times” at the San Francisco Art Institute. This talk examines textile homes, that is, tents, precarious housing, and “wobbly

Houses Never at Home

In April, 2014, I gave a version of my talk: “Houses Never at Home: Fabric Dwellings and Wobbly Structures in Precarious Times” at the San Francisco Art Institute. This talk examines textile homes, that is, tents, precarious housing, and “wobbly

The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production

In November, 2013, I had the chance to participate in a colloquium organized by Luanne Martineau at Concordia University. Here’s a short description of the colloquium: “The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production is a research-workshop and coinciding lecture series

The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production

In November, 2013, I had the chance to participate in a colloquium organized by Luanne Martineau at Concordia University. Here’s a short description of the colloquium: “The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production is a research-workshop and coinciding lecture series

Houses Never at Home

Houses Never at Home: Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings and Precarious Housing This talk moves from an analysis of the Pechet and Robb Architects’ Sweaterlodge (a utopian, giant, environmentally-friendly orange fleece tent) to several knitted houses, and a carpet that traces

Houses Never at Home

Houses Never at Home: Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings and Precarious Housing This talk moves from an analysis of the Pechet and Robb Architects’ Sweaterlodge (a utopian, giant, environmentally-friendly orange fleece tent) to several knitted houses, and a carpet that traces