Workshop, Penryn 2018

The final part of our  2018 workshop series focused on the craft aspects of our CECE – Critical, Essential, Craft and Economic – axes. A sites visits to Godolphin House opened the first day, with stone mason and sculptor David Paton providing an overview of the repairs which had taken place on the site. This was followed by Caitlin DeSilvey’s overview of Mullion Harbour’s battle with the sea and a discussion of how its identity as working harbor, and later as a heritage site, influenced the forms of repair and restoration which have taken place. Returning to our working lexicon (practice, theory and application) the group discussed how the linkages between all three in relation to heritage sites.

The second day focused on repair, reuse and sustainable fashion with talks from Clare Saunders and Anjia Barbieri on their ‘Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing‘ project. This was followed by Alison Harper and Sarah Chave providing a tactile guide through various forms of wool processing, as participants held and worked untreated wool with their hands.

18 October: 09.30-17.00

9.00 : Gather at ESI, Tea/coffee
09.30 : Welcome and introductions
10.30-15.00 : Site visits to Godolphin House and Mullion Harbour
15.30-17.00 : Activity 7: Collective mapping repair, heritage and craft

19 Oct: 09.00-15.00

09.00 : Tea/coffee
09.30-10.00 : Review and synthesise
10.00-12.00 : Activity 8: Materialism and mending workshop with Alison Harper, Sarah ChaveClare Saunders and Anjia Barbieri
12.00-13.00 : Lunch
13.30-15.00 : Feedback, next steps and close

Workshop participants: Alison Harper, Alma ClavinAnjia Barbieri, Caitlin DeSilvey, Carmela Pietrangelo,  Christoph Woiwode, Clare Saunders, David Paton, Sarah Chave, Steve Bond,  Teresa Dillon, Peter Haswell and Stefano Pascucci.