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20th November, 2015

POSTmatter Talk 1: Reinventing craft and design in the digital age

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20th November, 2015
18.30 to 20.30
RHS Centre, London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ

Over a series of three talks and discussions led by online magazine and creative studio POSTmatter, the evolution and disruption of craftsmanship, identity and popular culture in a post-digital age is explored, taking in everything from avatars to emoji, pixels to precious stones, along the way.

This talk will outline the far-reaching influence of the digital age, identifying a clear, practice-based backdrop of new machine-based tools, computer-led software, and emergent materials within fashion and design. Making it clear that this goes far beyond the zeitgeist of 3D printing alone, we will then address the increasing emergence of a digital influence within traditional craftsmanship, from glitches rendered in wax, to pixels woven into rugs. Most of all, we will establish POSTmatter’s distinct focus on the overlaps and tensions between the physical and digital realms, expanding outwards into its implications for the fashion world.

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