Experimental Weaving Residency

an early woven electrode prototype made by Sandra Wirtanen and Katya Arquilla in the 2019 Experimental Weaving Resdiency

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

  1. to create a space where artists and researchers can mutually benefit from sharing knowledge and ideas.
  2. 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 2021, 2022, and 2023.