MAPPING has been an exchange project referencing the visual language of maps, diagrams, networks, systems, or the lived experience of boundaries, histories, environments, structures.
MAPPING was conceived to work with MAKE 2023, Making and Place; the theme relates to and will be enriched by the Symposium, providing students with a direct link to the theories of Tim Ingold and Juhani Pallasmaa, and the practices of Ann Hamilton, Ismini Samanidi, and Eilis O’Connell.
Advanced students in four European University textile departments were given this theme in October, to explore through research and in the creation of finished works for a touring exhibition, to open with MAKE 2023.
CORK: Pamela Hardesty, Lecturer in Fine Art and Applied Art
TARTU: Aet Ollisaar, Professor, Head of Department of Textile Department
KAUNAS: Associate Professor Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė, VAA Kaunas Faculty, Leader of Textile Art Media Master's Program,
BUCHAREST: Anna-Mária Orbán, PhD Lecturer
Dept. of Contemporary Applied Art, MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland
Department of Textile, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, Department of Textile Art & DesignNational University of Arts Bucharest, Romania
Textile Art Media Program,Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty, Kaunas Lithuania
Project collaborations have been an important feature of the BA Contemporary Applied Art Degree in Cork in the recent decade, through Erasmus links with Estonia, Lithuania, and Romania.
MAPPING will tour to Romania in the autumn, with plans for further touring.