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Making in Transit

Making in Transit is an exhibition of works created by artist  Jennifer Crouch in response to her voyage to the remote archipelago of Svalbard as member of The Artic Circle Residency, Autumn expedition, 2016.

Making in Transit is an exploration of making, mapping, navigation and our relationships to land and sea. It contemplates the absurdity of the sublime - the feeling of insignificance amidst the sheer enormity of the Arctic landscape; the terror of a beautiful, relentless landscape which resulting from our carelessness and abundance is vulnerable.


The collection includes carved wooden maps (inspired by Inuit cartography originating from Eastern Greenland) that depict the Svalbard coastlines, as well as: drawings, paintings, textile pieces, documents, field notes and video pieces.

Making in Transit is hosting a series of free events which unpack many different subjects relating to making, mapping and how we respond to our environment. Our programme of events includes talks and creative workshops from artists, scientists and academics working in fields as varied as climate science, polar science, the anthropology of design, atmospheric physics, sea-fairing, policy making, artificial intelligence and ethics.

A full programme of events available to view at and on the Making in Transit Facebook page. With special thanks to Indoegogo supporters of Making in Transit, THE CUBE, The Arcitc Circle Residency, LUMEN STUDIOS and THE HOLODECK.



Jennifer Crouch in the Arctic 


Jennifer Crouch, is a school teacher, artist, co-founder of the art-physics project Jiggling Atoms and artist in resident at the UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI) where she is carrying out a long-term project about the relationship between craftsmanship and scientific research. 



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