September 13–14, 12–5 p. m.
at Design Museum Helsinki
For Helsinki Design Week 2019 the Design Museum has invited weavers Emelie Röndahl (SE) and Rosa Tolnov Clausen (DK) to create an intervention in the museum. Taking the festival’s theme, Learning Climate, as their starting point, the two will bring their individual practices together in a workshop that explores the question “What can I know that you know about weaving?” in cooperation with the museum visitors. The intervention brings a set of traditional hand looms in the museum space and invites museum visitors to participate in weaving.
Röndahl and Tolnov Clausen are both Ph.D. students in the terrain of hand weaving at Gothenburg University (SE), but have not earlier worked together in this way. Röndahl explores in her thesis textile history, labour and time with the Nordic technique of ryijy (rya) as her focal point, while Tolnov Clausen researches immaterial values of hand weaving as a catalyst for physical, social and creative interaction. Tolnov Clausen ́s project Weaving Kiosk will frame the intervention in which the ryijy/rya technique that Röndahl masters and challenges will be investigated.
Photo above: Johannes Romppanen.