While Making It Together

ADAPT-R Exhibition opens in Ambika P3, London

ExhibitionAlicia VelazquezComment

While Making It Together has made it to London, and is wrapped now and hosted by Table.
While Making It Together keeps absorbing donated objects - through performative encounters - in all places it goes.
While Making It Together in London, part of the exhibition Adapt-r.
Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS (Baker Street Station)
27 November to 18 December 2016; Daily, 10am – 6pm
Admission: Free
T: +44 (0)20 7911 5876

3rd PhD-in-progress presentation, London

PresentationAlicia VelazquezComment

Light coming from two sides, a warm, high-ceilinged and open room. 
An ocean of chairs in front of me.
And another one, this one wrapped in hot pink thread, right next. Hosting 9 donated personal objects - While Making It Together. 
As I was one of the first-morning presenters, a reduced and generous audience.
A fantastic panel: Katharine Herron (Westminster), Vivian Mitsogianni (RMIT) João Barbosa Sequeira (Lisbon), Claus Peder Pedersen (Aarhus), Arnaud Hendrickx (KU Leuven) and Dimitri Vangrunderbeek (KU Leuven LUCA), chaired by Johan Verbeke (KU Leuven).

I chose to, inspired by Hans Ulrich Obrist, interview WMIT. And, while I wished to learn from her: meaning, tacit knowledge, intentions and connections to the rest of my practice, I ended up being the interviewed one.
This methodology was well received and got encouraged to be explored further, as method for practice-based research.