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Jo McCallum

Email: j.mccallum@uq.net.au

Jo McCallum is a digital craft maker and transdisciplinary practice researcher. At present, she is a PhD candidate across ATCH and the Centre for Future Timber Structures. Her work explores the relationship between projective ecologies, craft practice and material computation. In 2016, Jo completed an AHRC International Placement Scheme (IPS) Fellowship at Nichibunken, Kyoto, during which she undertook fieldwork with bamboo weavers. Having trained as an architect, Jo has an inherent interest in pattern formation and growth structures. In 2013, she completed a City and Guilds NVQ3 in Structural Textiles (Basketry), the last vocational course of its kind in the UK. Jo is a Human in Residence at FoAM Kernow, a transdisciplinary laboratory operating in the interstices of art, science, and nature. She began her PhD in the AHRC 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training in Southwest England and transferred to UQ in 2019.
Project: (Re)crafting Structures: Exploring Projective Ecologies and Japanese Bamboo Weaving to Grow a Pattern Formation Language for Mat