David Gates: Making Stories - Situating Talk as an Aspect of Material Practice

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31 May 2018

6pm to 7pm

David Gates is a furniture designer and maker based in London. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in public and private collections. David's studio work, most notably an ongoing series of collecting cabinets have a strong relationship to industrial architecture and infrastructure. He works close to the wharves, storage silos and jetties of the River Thames that inform his work.

David recently completed a doctoral thesis at King's College London in which he researched the place of language in craft-making practices. Employing language analysis methods he showed that far from being distant from making, language plays a vital role for the maker, positioning their activities and concerns within material and professional ecologies. In this talk David will discuss his methodological approach to the research and present an analysis of his findings.

This event is part of the Camberwell Space exhibition On the Way to Language

This event is free, and open to all.

Image credit: David Gates