The installation Looming [de]Vices – [RE]assembled Machines questioned the transformation, disintegration and renewal of Huddersfield’s textile and urban fabric. Drawing inspiration from the town’s architectural and textile heritage this collaborative practice brought together the disciplines of architecture, fashion and textiles through the common thread of [fabric]ation.
The spatial practice of installation de-constructed and unravelled technical drawings and blueprints for historic textile machinery and the built environment of Huddersfield found through archival research. Utilising drawing, 3D printing, laser cutting, digital and traditional embroidery, the installation created a speculative re-constructed vocabulary through the de-construction of Huddersfield’s temporal fabric.
Research approach to place (Cultures of Making): interpreting and re-constructing the visual language of Huddersfield’s textiles heritage through collaborations between architectural and textiles research practices.