Radical Craft: Re-imagining Crochet


WHEN September 29, 2014
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

A giant coral forest crocheted out of wool and plastic trash; a life-sized crochet reproduction of a mountain lion; undulating playspaces handicrafted from tons of nylon fiber. Crochet has long since burst traditional boundaries and established itself as a sculptural medium. Here, artists at the forefront of a new ‘radical craft’ movement discuss how crochet can open unexpected paths to imagining and being in the world. The event is presented in conjunction with the NYUAD Institute’s exhibition of the Crochet Coral Reef.

Image: © BOJO. Boris Johnson as CrochetdermyR Gorilla

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.


Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam Textile Artist; Researcher

Shauna Richardson Crochetdermist

Christine Wertheim Co-creator Crochet Coral Reef; Professor, Department of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts

Moderated by
  • Jill Magi, Senior Lecturer, Writing Program, NYUAD

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