Also on display at Africa Utopia was a new body of work by London-based textile designer Yemi Awosile. Inspired by her Nigerian heritage Yemi set out to explore the relationships between sound, textiles and space. Entitled Lagos, the African inspired textiles soundscape installation saw Yemi design a collection of printed textiles that give a physical form to sound. Incorporating audio components, the textiles make use of a combination of sound conductive and non-conductive materials to present a sound piece by Nigerian sound and video artist Emeka Ogboh Yemi called ‘UnderBridge’. Available to listen on Yemi’s website, the recording was taken from Lagosoundscape; a series of recordings documenting the urban environment in the city of Lagos, Nigeria.
During the London Design Festival 2014, you can catch up with Yemi as part of the Saturday Market Project, which is hosting a space for making, material experimentation, free drop-in workshops, demonstrations and master classes. Her free drop-in workshop will take place on the 21st September from 2pm – 5pm. At 73 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4QS
For further information about Yemi Awosile visit: http://yemiawosile.co.uk