On May 31st, internationally acclaimed Dutch artist and textile designer Claudy Jongstra of Studio Claudy Jongstra will give a lecture called “Morse Historic Design Lecture | Local Quality, Global Scope—Saving Color through Tacit Knowledge” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.
The lecture will focus on the in-depth knowledge Claudy Jongstra has gained from years of experimenting and working with products from the land, including dye plants and natural fibers. Claudy Jongstra, who is also artistic director of Farm of the World, strongly believes in the value of researching ancient knowledge of dye plants, propagating crops to restore biodiversity, working together to produce handmade pieces, and taking part in a local community from which her mission and work reach out globally. Join Claudy Jongstra when she explores the relationship between her work and the land, and shares images of her process and materials, collaborative biodynamic agricultural center, and textiles.
Following the lecture, Jongstra will sign copies of her new self-titled book. Printed with dyes made from indigo, madder, and chamomile from Jongstra’s farm, the book is a personal and visual reflection of Jongstra’s working process.
May 31st, 6pm | Reception and Exhibition Viewing of “Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color” by Claudy Jongstra | Cooper Hewitt, NYC
May 31st, 6:30pm | Lecture “Morse Historic Design Lecture | Local Quality, Global Scope—Saving Color through Tacit Knowledge” with Claudy Jongstra | Cooper Hewitt, NYC
May 31st, 7:30pm | Book Signing by Claudy Jongstra | Cooper Hewitt, NYC