Sneak peek from co-curator Marina Moskowitz of the fall 2021 exhibit “Politics at Home: Textiles as American Politics” in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
Malkha | Madison: Malkha’s Vision for a Democratic Craft Economy
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 …
Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium
The 2nd annual Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium will feature presentations by the 2021 cohort of summer fellows. Their presentations will focus the 3 CDMC pillars: design thinking, material culture, and textiles.
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.
Refrangible Episode Three: Sewing Machines and the Worlds They Make
Throughout the pandemic many people turned to sewing for the first time—or for the first time in many years—to create masks for their communities. In the third episode of “Refrangible,” Gianofer Fields introduces us to an old friend who helped her in this endeavor: her mother’s sewing machine.
A Report from the “Feeling Fragmentary” Symposium
Graduate students engaged with Material Culture studies across UW–Madison closed out the academic year with a day-long symposium, “Feeling Fragmentary.”