Monokini 2.0

The photo is a phone photo of a screen from a very special photo shoot that took place in Finland today (I most definitely was firmly in New York). Monokini 2.0 is a project that gives a voice to women who have had a mastectomy due to breast cancer, and who have opted not to have a reconstruction. The models volunteer through the project’s Facebook page and the project moves me to tears time and time again. ‘My’ model wasRead more

Thesis available for download

It’s been a year since I submitted my PhD for examination. I completed the requested revisions in May and in June the doctorate was conferred. And since about then my thesis has been available for downloading through UTS. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE PAGE FOR DOWNLOADING. Two people I left out of my thanks that I absolutely want to thank: Julia Raath, who instilled an interest in sustainability in me more than 15 years ago (she was at UTS then),Read more

15% in Washington D.C.

On October 10th, 2013, Boutique opens at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. and 15% is part of it. For those that can’t make it, here is one of the three films Salla Salin and I made for the exhibition. The other two document Janelle Abbott’s 70-day performance.Read more

Craft Conversation

Craft Conversation Thursday October 10, 2013 Co.Lab NYC, Creative Twinning UK, Textile Arts Center Co.Lab is a New York-based research project led by Yvonne Watson, Associate Dean at Parsons the New School for Design, in the School of Fashion, and is collaborating with the Creative Twinning Partnership in Nottingham, UK, led by UK-based designer Debbie Bryan. Together, Co.Lab and Creative Twinning have curated and organized an event which brings together craft practitioners from both the US and UK, to discussRead more