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in Prague



Asks what direction would technology have taken if skills that are normallyattributed to women and other anomalies were given the attention theydeserve, and proposes that by embracing the practical application of lines andthreads we can build a richer and more sustainable future. Scientists nowaccept that humankind’s first tool was not a weapon but a carrier bag, thathumans tended toward sociable collectives rather than submission tohierarchy, that whole social systems were adopted or discarded according toneed. These facts are now recognised because evidence long existing has beenreevaluated in less biased ways. The evidence was not difficult to find, it wasjust ignored. Patriarchal biases have labelled one practice technology and theother craft. Both are dependent on the practical application of knowledge, yetone attracts prestige, income, and a taste of progress while the other isdeemed pretty but also pretty useless. Could an embracing of ignoredtechnologies lead to a regenerative practice that drives environmental andsocietal progress?Of course it could!


As a part of cross-academic collaboration between UMPRUM and Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, 25 students from UMPRUM and 25 from Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna participated in workshop activities in Prague.


Students were able to explore weaving technologies, methods and biomaterials.

Program in Prague:
morning / departure of 25 AKB students from Vienna
lunch time / arrival in Prague
15.00 / get together, welcome words by prof. Imrich Vaško, introduction on UMPRUM and A3 studios
15.30 - 16.00 / introduction to the workshop topic by Veronika Miškovičová and Adam Hudec
17:00 – 18:00 – Exhibition Local Wool in Gallery UM
18:00 – 19:00 / Kick-off session, task 1 – exploration of weaving technologies, methods and biomaterials (in architecture) by Veronika Miškovičová
10:00 – 20:00 / Digitally informed handcraft / weaving, workshop with Saman Saffarian
10.00 - 20.00 / Traditional basketry workshop, complementary to robotic weaving
16.00 / Lecture course with prof. Michelle Howard and Eva Sommeregger (AKB)
17.00 / Tim Ingold lecture (Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh)

Next part of the workshop will take place in Vienna.

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