Experimental Weaving Residency

2019 Residency Catalog

A residency catalog outlining our collaboration with Sandra Wirtanen is now available as a PDF and eBook. The 32 page catalog describes the methods and outcomes developed during the residency as well reflections on what aspects of the structure were mutually beneficial for the artist and research lab. While the findings are under review for publication, this “DIY” catalog offers a more aesthetic glimpse into our art/engineering collaboration. We are printing an initial run of 100 catalogs. If you are a part of an organization that would like to have some, please let us know. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship single copies to individuals and would encourage you to download the PDF or eBook.

The Unstable Design Lab hosts an annual Experimental Weaving Residency to serve two goals. 

  • to create a space where artists and researchers can mutually benefit from sharing knowledge and ideas.
  • to use this residency as a model to inform future practices of engaging artists within programs of academic research.

After a successful launch in 2019 with Artist Sandra Wirtanen and funding from the Center for Craft’s Materials-Based Research Grant, we have secured additional funding from the National Science Foundation to offer the residencies in 2022, 2023 and 2024.