Material Connections is a curatorial research project founded by Abbie Adams in 2018, it investigates contemporary making and interdisciplinary collaboration, through education and cooperation. The project recognises the value in creative exchange; its ability to instill tangible narrative into crafted objects, and utilise design methodologies as agents of change.
The first public installment, an exhibition and workshop series that debuted at London Design Festival, focused on contemporary craftspeople and practitioners who look to materials and making to engage in a wider conversation with cultural, social, and environmental sustainability.
The project has worked with materials and making from Afghanistan, Amsterdam, Beit Ummar, Damascus, Herbron, The Jordan Valley, Latvia, London,Rawanda, Uganda and Utrecht.
Material Connections is currently working in collaboration with THE MUSHROOM, a biannual print and digital magazine to curate an exhibtion and learning archive. Mycota is an immersive multi-disciplinary interrogation of the narrative materiality of mushrooms through contemporary design and craft practices, collaboration, research, and storytelling - Myocta engages all the senses with the embodied potential and capacities of the fungal kingdom.
Come visit us at London Design Festival in September.