Japanese textile artist JUNKO OKI is exhibited in KINdoms: Textiling with the more-than-human as part of the Fringe Arts Bath 2018 Festival. In response to the techniques that Junko Oki uses, Tim Parry-Williams discusses the cultural background of BORO.
Patricia Brien is a UK-based curator and academic. She is currently researching towards her PhD in the Environmental Humanities and Textiles departments at Bath Spa University. She is currently she is the curator of KINdoms at Fringe Arts Bath 2018, lectures at Ravensbourne, London and is working in the practice of textile-based art in relating to the human and more-than-human world. For 15 years she has worked as an academic in Fashion at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and more recently as the Academic Manager of Fashion & 3D Design and Interior Design departments at University of South Wales, Cardiff. She has worked in trend forecasting, styling and lifestyle journalism in Paris, Amsterdam, Melbourne and the UK and is widely published in these areas.