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Dress Code

Dress Code was a collaborative exploration of Whitechapel Road, during the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

Through pattern, colour, place, and fabric UHC worked with Liverpool Art Prize 2012 winner Robyn Woolston to create a series of new interpretations of the High Street.

Publication: Encouraging library users to create their own textiles history from pages of images and text extracts. These were stitched together by fashion designer Christopher Davies.

Bike: Inspired by a cyclist spotted on Whitechapel Road, who’s bike was adorned with dozens of improvised carrier bag panniers. UHC created their own version, with bags created by Manchester Metropolitan University students.

New temporary works emerged in green spaces: Robyn Woolston carried out an eight hour durational weaving performance between trees on common ground known locally as The Waste. An inflatable architectural form was hand painted with plant motifs in reference to Indian influenced Chintz textiles in Altab Ali Park.

Commissioned by Deborah Smith Projects for Tower Hamlets Council and presented as part of the High Street 2012 inititative.

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