Posts by Emily Luce

Many Languages Workshop

Rod Sayers

We conducted a virtual workshop with the Illinois State University Graphic Design students and their professors. The project demonstrated the adventure of working with operating systems, fonts, and software in projects that have minority characters in written language and warned against digital majority thinking. It touched upon the sensitivity and awareness needed to work with…

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C.R.A.F.T. is established

C>R>A>F>T garden 2020

We formed the Centre for Retrofitting and Failure Techniques (C.R.A.F.T.) to invite conversations we thought people should be having more often. [ Centre ] To be a lightning rod and reference point in arts-based practice and research. To form, then document, current experimental practices.   for   [ Retrofitting ] To activate the possibility of redoing,…

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Workshop City

Take Something Apart Online Workshop

Pandemic limitations have opened up some possibilities. In schoolyear 2020-2021, we gave three visiting lectures at three Universities, two workshops, and one formal critique. Not having to fly the two of us in, and keeping the time commitment minimized for organizers has allowed for us to have a multi-faceted conversation, with two of us (rather…

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Exploring Process Workshop

In October, I got to go to Maine College of Art as a visiting artist. It was the perfect time to be there, gorgeous fall days, all that school activity swirling about. I gave a public presentation on the Cardiff/Miller House and had a workshop about design process with the graphic design students. It was…

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The Object is the Event

During the residency in Arnhem, we wanted to take advantage of the ceramics and wood werkplaats, and to respond to students and the school with a new Search & Research. We built a wood-fired oven in a shopping cart, and held an event with the department and our friends in which we made pizzas in…

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In Residence at Arnhem

In Autumn of 2017, Emily was the Designer in Residence in the Department of Product Design at ArtEZ University of the Arts in the Netherlands. Rod joined her in early October.

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Frite Haus

Frite Haus (2017) First of Emily’s designed and printed tent series, sewn in four panels based on the frite cone (food ephemera,) 3-colour serigraph on ultralight ripstop, folds to 8 x 8″ square inspired by frog origami. Printed at ArtEZ Arnhem silk screen shop and sewn in Department of Product Design residency.

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The Year of Weird

After everyone went home from WILD_ _NESS/WEIRD_NESS, Rod and I spent a good amount of time discussing how we might encapsulate the exploration of wildness, wilderness, and weirdness that happened at the Inquiry, in a serious work of our collaboration. The concluding project: dedicate ourselves to witnessing and noticing the weird for one year. This…

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