Exploring the frontiers of textile design, Randall Kamien of the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and long-time collaborator Geneviève Dion, a professor of design at Drexel University, are investigating the mechanics of knitting, an area of research that represents a significant shift in understanding and using fabrics.
In a Q&A with Penn Today, Kamien—the Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences in the Department of Physics & Astronomy—and Dion discuss the origins, collaborations, and future implications of this approach, known as non-isometric origami. Their perspectives shed light on how combining traditional origami techniques with modern textile science can lead to practical applications in various industries.
ICA Spring 2024 Exhibitions
“Dominique White and Alberta Whittle: Sargasso Sea” and “Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe” are presented as the Institute of Contemporary Art’s spring 2024 exhibitions. The former is an installation that draws inspiration from the Sargasso Sea, the only body of water defined by oceanic currents. The latter, meanwhile, brings together paintings, video, prints, and sculpture by Jackson, who investigates histories related to cities, lands, and individuals in the U.S.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art, 116 S. 36th St.