The Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild

invites you to the annual


Wednesday April 12  7:30 pm

Creekside Community Centre

1 Athletes Way Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1

Presenter  T’ai Smith

“Weaving and Writing at the Bauhaus”


temp T'ai Smith


The Bauhaus School of Design in Germany, 1919-1933, is widely known for its contribution to the field of modern architecture and the legacy of the famous painters who taught there, like Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Josef Albers. Less known is the work of the weaving workshop, though it was the longest-running workshop in the history of the school. This lecture will frame the practice of the Bauhaus women weavers through their writing on their craft.



T’ai Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author of “Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design” (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), her articles on textiles, craft, and media have appeared in Art Journal, Art Practical, Grey Room, Journal of Modern Craft, Texte zur Kunst, and Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung. Recipient of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2016-108), she is drafting a book manuscript titled “Fashion After Capital: Frock Coats and Philosophy From Marx to Duchamp.”

Admission is free, and the event is open to the all.

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