Embroidered Digital Commons workshops with Ele Carpenter and Emilie Giles

Every Saturday 3 March - 28 April 2012, 10-12pm (excluding 7 April)


The Embroidered Digital Commons is a collectively stitched version of ‘A Concise Lexicon of/for the Digital Commons’ by the Raqs Media Collective (2003). The project seeks to hand-embroider the whole lexicon, term by term, through workshops and events as a practical way of close-reading and discussing the text and its current meaning.

Part of the Being Social exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery.
Would you like to stitch the Digital Commons with us?

Furtherfield invites all gallery visitors to take part in one or more of our Saturday morning embroidery sessions and come together to stitch the term 'Meme' from the lexicon for the Digital Commons,
chosen in relation to the theme Being Social. A cultural ‘meme’ is the way in which an idea spreads through social networks.

We are inviting crafters, programmers, artists, makers, and people interested in working collaboratively, or taking part in participatory projects to each stitch a few words of the term
meme, as described below. The resulting patches will then be turned into a short film depicting the sequence of embroideries.

For more information about the workshops or to sign up to one or more sessions please visit http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/activities/embroidered-digital-commons-workshops or contact Alessandra Scapin ale@furtherfield.org

All workshops will take place at Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion in Finsbury Park.
Free workshop admission.


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