Interchange week allows students at Norwich University of the Arts to learn new techniques and experiment outside of their regular disciplines.
Throughout Interchange week, students are encouraged to play with something new, explore creative practices and experience new ways of thinking, doing and being. Workshops were held across the University, led by academics, technicians and visiting lecturers.
A highlight of the week was Fashion in the Digital World Symposium, hosted by BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion and BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Business. The symposium interrogated ideas and concepts surrounding digital fashion and how the industry should adapt for the future. Several high profile industry guests delivered talks, panel discussions and speed networking sessions with students.
In the Creative Tech Lab students were busy turning robots into artists. Using a pen-holding Kitronic mini buggy, students learned how to apply coding processes to instruct the robots to draw polygons, curves and spirals.
Our Bank Plain Project Spaces haven’t played host to a paddling pool before, but everything was doused in water on Thursday and Friday. Sculptor, performance and video artist Alex Costello led ‘All you need to know right now’, a hands on workshop exploring composition and working in the physical space. Students used wooden armatures and wet cardboard to create vast sculptural forms.
Our St. Georges building was visited by playwright Ben Musgrave to investigate historic Indigo dyeing techniques. Ben is developing an interdisciplinary project called Indigo Giant, a theatre production in conversation with narratives of Indigo cultivation in Bangladesh. The workshop featured a fascinating introduction to natural Indigo, and an opportunity to use the pigment to dye a range of fabrics.
Our printmaking technicians ran a workshop introducing students to embossing and debossing using an Intaglio Press. Participants created a blind embossed or debossed artwork using hand cut shapes to create a relief in dampened paper.
The Interior Design department hosted a one day design sprint, working in groups to create proposals for a graphic window display. On the Stall City are a community interest company who will soon be moving from Norwich Market into a new premises, and students were working on proposals for their new window display.
Digital Fashion Symposium Photography by: Andi Sapey
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Post published: 7th December 2023