The workshop will begin with a lecture in which she'll guide your through her story - from the development of her art practice, to her interest in creating 3-dimensional tactile structures using textiles. Then, you will be given a quick assignment to put into practice, things you have just learnt in the workshop.
You will be able to replicate all the techniques at home (and you will receive a small library with instruction on how to recreate several patterns!) A full day of making and learning!
In the past years, Margherita has been researching how stimulating tactility can benefit our lives, especially focusing on people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. To show this vision, she researches specific materials and textures which could give the right sensory effect and works them into new objects, structures, and surfaces. She also looks into applying this research to small-scale projects, or even standard architectural elements.
"Her fascination for making works that explore the tactile perception comes from the belief that the body is the house of our memory and identity and that all human senses, including vision, are the extension of the sense of touch."
Workshop: Create your own pattern with Margherita Soldati
Saturday 18th of May, 11:00 - 16:00 o'clock
Tickets: Regular €85,- / Students €59,50 (including €1,- administration fee)