“Working towards a better world and a circular, inclusive economy through art”
Parsons Healthy Materials Lab is excited to welcome Dutch Textile Artist, Claudy Jongstra, for a lecture at The New School. Claudy Jongstra’s holistic practice is intertwined with the natural cycle of her native landscape.
Jongstra’s artworks and architectural installations embody environmental advocacy, placing ancient materials and processes within the contemporary context of global ecological degradation. Her work parallels closely with the tenets that support the work of Parsons Healthier Materials Lab, which is dedicated to fostering knowledge and raising awareness about toxics in the products that surround us, advocating for a world in which human and environmental health is placed at the center of all design decisions.
Each hand-felted piece, composed of Drenthe Heath sheep wool and biodynamic botanical dye pigments, stimulates the local ecology and economy.
Introduction will be given by Lidewij Edelkoort.
Lidewij Edelkoort, internationally recognized design forecaster, strategist and educator, she is Dean of Hybrid Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, and founder of MFA Textiles program at Parsons which is currently in its first year. Lidewji has also initiated a September celebration of textile culture - New York Textile Month.
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