I’m Jo, I weave structures in both the physical and digital realms. I trained as an architect and recently began an AHRC 3D3 PhD in Digital Craft in the Autonomatic Research Group at Falmouth University, Cornwall. My PhD explores the relationship between projective ecologies, Japanese bamboo basketmaking and material computation. I’m a Craft Researcher, a Practice Researcher. I use film making and weaving to connect with the natural world, in order to identify and explore nature’s structural processes. I plan to communicate this research by crafting a pattern formation language, which I’ll apply and expand via material computation.
Right now, I’m on the road experimenting with craft, and reacquainting myself with Rhino and Grasshopper. I’m also working on a range of hybrid craft prototypes that may be of interest to artists, architects and transdisciplinary thinkers. In August 2016 I will begin a four month AHRC International Placement Scheme (IPS) residency at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), near Kyoto, Japan. During this time I worked with master basketmakers across the country. In early 2017 this applied research was used to design and deliver a Masters of Architecture Studio – Crafting a Pattern Formation Language – in the School of Architecture, UQ.
In 2013 I completed a City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Creative Techniques in Textiles (Basketry), the last vocational course of its kind in the UK. In 1999 I received my Bachelor of Architecture (Hons 1) from the University of Queensland, where I stayed on to complete a postgraduate research thesis entitled The Fabricated Frame: Women, Textiles and Architecture, under the supervision of Professor John MacArthur, Director, Architecture, Theory, Criticism and History (ATCH) research centre.
If you share my passion please feel free to get in touch.
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