We invite you to watch this video conversation between Annapurna Mamidipudi, Dorothy Ko, and Sarah Anne Carter, moderated by Yuhang Li. They discuss the formation of this project and Malkha’s vision for a democratic craft …
Malkha | Madison: A Moment in Making: 2017
This virtual exhibition features a series of photographs by Harsh Lohit of two Malkha production centers during 2017. We invite visitors to think through these photographs as moments in a long history of the Malkha …
Malkha | Madison: Weaving Malkha
While exploring the history of Malkha over the past decades, we also considered its present and its future. Weaving Malkha is the abstracted vision of new possibilities through the energy of weaving. From the Artist, …
Malkha | Madison: Project Members
Curators: Sarah Anne Carter Sarah Anne Carter runs the Center for Design and Material Culture (CDMC) in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and teaches in the Design Studies Department. …
Malkha | Madison
Online Launch: August 2021 – Ongoing. The Malkha | Madison project seeks to deepen our understanding of the value of artisan production in the contemporary post-industrial world. Indian artisan cotton textile production is a field that links the pre-industrial past to the post-industrial future. Through CDMC’s 3 pillars, we aim to convey the vibrancy of the field by sharing the vision, process, & material culture of Malkha, a South India-based textiles commons.
Design 2021: Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Online Launch: June 2021. The CDMC and the Design Studies Department present a virtual edition of SoHE’s annual juried student exhibition. UW-Madison students of all majors were invited to submit their best design work generated through Design Studies courses over the past four semesters.
The Portal: A Step into the Past
Online Launch: June 2021. “The Portal: A Step into The Past” is an online exhibition/virtual experience featuring student-designed historic interiors. Juried by Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, and Jonathan Prown and digitally curated by IA design studies students, the exhibit showcases selected period rooms from course “DS 422: History of Architecture.”
2021 Design Studies Second Year MFA Exhibition
Online Launch: May 8, 2021. In the culmination of two years of work, Design Studies MFA candidates Henry Obeng and Nora Renick Rinehart present their work in two digital exhibitions representing recent installations in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
Henry Obeng: “The Trail”
Online Launch May 8, 2021. Inspired by botanical history, land use, and plant ecologies as they relate to us as citizens and noncitizens, this exhibition builds connections between Obeng’s experiences as a surveilled non-citizen and plant specimens in the UW–Madison Herbarium through hundreds of cyanotype images presented on handmade paper made from recycled Badger T-shirts.
Nora Renick Rinehart: “Flannel Futures”
Online Launch: May 8, 2021. “Flannel Futures” inquires into the making of memory, questions the perseverance of tradition versus the conjuring of new normals, and wonders how we will commemorate that which we have used to commemorate our own past from the vantage point of the future.