KNITSONIK: Wool, Sound, and a Sense of Place

16 February 2015, 13:30 - 15:30

Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Dr Felicity Ford (Artist, Oxford Brookes)


With influences as diverse as Rebecca Solnit, Kate Davies, Brandon LaBelle and Pauline Oliveros, Felicity Ford’s KNITSONIK projects connect and extend dialogues within contemporary scholarship of knitting and sounds. Emphasising the sense of place perceptible in both wool and field recordings, Felicity explores how creative knitterly and sonic activities can be incorporated into daily life to positively emphasise connections between the sensing body and its territory: knitting and field recording are framed as cultural practices that can actively inform and shape our sense of place. For the Civic Matters lecture series, Felicity will contextualise and explore recent ventures pertinent to these themes such as the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook – a crowd-funded publication on the theme of translating your everyday environment into stranded colourwork and Listening to Shetland Wool – a lecture presentation given at Shetland Wool Week exploring how listening to sounds can help us apprehend textiles in the specific geographical and cultural context of Shetland.


Open to all. No registration required

Part of the Civic Matter: Infrastructure as Politic, Research Group seminar series