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February 7, 2019

Electro Colour Workshop

Saturday, February 23 2-6pm

Designed to be purely functional, electronic circuits stay hidden in a plastic shell. Fascinated by these encrypted complexities, Unit Lab worked on a technique for printing with electricity called Electro Colour. The technique uses custom circuit boards and an organic dye from red cabbage juice to print vivid patterns on textile. In this workshop, you will design your own printing pattern, etch it on a circuit board, and use electricity to print on a silk scarf or a tote bag.

London design studio Unit Lab was founded by designer-maker Cindy Strobach and designer-engineer Mike Vanis with the aim of bringing science out of the lab and into everyday life. Having met at the Royal College of Art, the duo launched their studio in November 2015 with the Gravity Ruler – a desktop tool for measuring both length and weight – and have gone on to work on a number of projects that translate scientific theory into physical objects. Alongside its core projects, Unit Lab creates workshops and installations for schools, museums and cultural institutions.


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The workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 16+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £35 (£25 students) with all proceeds supporting the SCHOOL SCHOOL after school club for the local state school students.