Talk by Alison Martin
GCM Artist-in-Residence gives a talk on her Weaving Art on May 8th, 11:15 at BC 420.
Weaving is an orderly entanglement; it has long been a way to deal with complexity and unorganized components and aims to introduce geometric characteristics and physical properties such as efficiency and elegance into a fabric of entwined strands. The versatility of weaving patterns means that these techniques can be pushed beyond conventional craft based limits towards novel applications across disciplines.
Alison Martin studied Graphic Design and Visual Communication at Exeter College of Art and St. Martin's College of Art and Design. Her work involves the analysis of geometry and topology in traditional weaving patterns leading to lighter, more flexible designs at diverse scales.
She has taught at and collaborated with CODA UPC Barcelonatech, Chalmers University, Cambridge University, AA Architectural Association Visiting School, Central St. Martin’s University of the Arts, the Royal Danish Academy (KADK) Centre for Information Technology & Architecture (CITA), and the EPFL Flexible Structures Laboratory. Alison is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the EPFL Geometric Computing Laboratory.