Currently on show at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre’s exhibition space is a large-scale woven tapestry artwork called #MagicCarpet. It was created by Dr Kai Syng Tan, an artist, curator and academic whose work is concerned with the body and mind. Her aim is to explore Neurodiversity – the concept that everyone is psychologically unique and that we should embrace the difference, rather than marginalising certain people. As part of this exploration, on the evening of Thursday 5 March, Kai is hosting a discussion at the Centre. The topics covered will be the role of Neurodiversity in the creative process and the nature of craft in the digital age. On the panel will be Uthra Rajgopal, the Assistant Curator of Textiles at the Whitworth; and Natalie Melton, the Creative Director of the Crafts Council. The event will be chaired by the Centre’s Director, Kate Day. Hot vegetarian food and refreshments are included in the ticket price.

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Thu 5 Mar, 6pm, Manchester Craft & Design Centre,
17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD
, Tel: 0161 832 4274, From £5
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 27 Feb 2020