Text(f)iles - Rugs, Code [2021]

With the project "Text_(f)_iles", organised by Bienalle of Western Balkans[BoWB] I collaborated with the students* of Rizarios Crafting School of Monodendri, exploring the possibilities of traditional loom grids and patterns in relation to the digital matrix, aiming to create a connection between digital and physical craftworks.
* Vicky Pavlou, Nikoleta Tziompou and Asimina Tsampala
Together with the students of RCSchool we co-explored the possibilities of traditional grids and patterns within physical and digital space. In our meetings we transferred the loom grid into a design software while I commenced my work on the rug designs. In their turn, they started to weave our designs on the loom and I started in parallel to translate them into HTML and CSS code.
We continued to work on the rugs designs. In our meeting we talked about craftsmanship and how we can be inspired by tradition to create contemporary designs using traditional techniques. We used the software "Inkscape" and we co-explored the tools and capabilities it offers us to design patterns and vector graphics. We also experimented with new color compositions on traditional patterns.


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