Very busy winter and now it's spring, maybe.
The beginning of 2017 was a flurry of getting #wearyourprotest ready for benefits and auctions. One dress went to the GIVE BACK HOLIDAY MARKET sponsored by the amazing Textile Arts Center community. Another dress was featured in the wonderful show UNBROKEN organized artist Spencer Morela, Megan Piontkowski, and Traci Talasco to benefit the ACLU. Keep an eye out here for more interaction of the #wearyourprotest dress- many more to come throughout the year.
I also was asked to participate in the Extended Family Project in Los Angeles just before the holidays. We created six pillows depicting Rudolph Schindler interiors. Read about it here.
This past winter I reviewed Textile Technology and Design by Deborah Schneiderman and Alexa Winton for the Interiors Journal edited by Lois Weinthal. My reviews for the Center for Architecture Book Talk series appear every month in the Center's News publication.
In March I presented in Chicago at the IDEA conference “Knitted Rooms,” during the topic session “Design/Build.” The “Knitted Rooms” were full-scale installations designed by Pratt interior design graduate students and fabricated by machines at Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA). And this next week I will be in Los Angeles participating in the unmentionable symposium sponsored by Woodbury University where I will speak about paper mache battle fields, imaginary 18th century families and the power of postcards.
I just posted some new work on this web site, take a look! If you are looking for some design inspiration follow @chairsandbuildings on Instagram, where I think through research and design ideas. For day to day teaching, seeing, and general "being a designer" see @anniecoggan.
Have a great spring!