On September 17+18, the National Gallery of Victoria presents Parallels – Journeys into Contemporary Making, a 2-day long international symposium on the changing roles of craft in contemporary culture and society. Speakers include: Italian crafter/designer Antonio Arico; Melbourne Architect John Wardle; Netherlands design team Formafantasma (Simone Farresim and Andrea Trimachi); Veena Sahajwalla, director of the Center for Sustainable Research and Technology at the University of New South Wales; Trevyn and Julian McGowan of the Southern Guild in Cape Town, South Africa; and Mavis Ganambarr from the Echo Island Arts collective in the Australian Northern Territory.
Institute For Figuring director Margaret Wertheim will deliver the closing keynote address, on the Woolly Wonder of the Crochet Coral Reef project, and its resonances for craft practice in the age of global warming.
Parallel’s Conference website.
Margaret Wertheim Keynote webpage.
Location: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia
Time and Date: Friday September 18, 2015 @ 4:50pm