Julia Lohmann


The Department of Seaweed @ the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

This is day one at the Department of Seaweed at the V&A in London. For the coming six months I will be artist in residence (or, if you will ‘Head of the Department of Seaweed’) at the world’s leading museum of art and design. Together with a group of collaborators from different craft disciplines we are developing materials from kelp and objects from the materials created. This blog will regularly be updated with news from the Department of Seaweed. If you have an interest in kelp, design, craft and/or collaborative artistic practice and happen to be in London in the coming six months come and visit us between 13.00-16.00h on the following days:


April: 24th, 27th

May: 8th, 11th, 15th

June: 8th, 12th, 22nd, 26th

July: 10th, 13th, 24th, 27th

2 Responses to “The Department of Seaweed @ the Victoria and Albert Museum in London”

  1. Gillian Bathe

    I am an environmental artist using mnatural materials really interested in you techniques.
    HAve worked with cow pats for my FMD reflective degree show. NEw Designers.
    Plan to come to your open studiotn in April but would appreciate a chance to talk to you.

  2. Sarawadee Ruaisawangbun

    Good morning, My name is Sarawadee Ruaisawangbun, a student from Central Saint Martins University. I currently study in Product design BA first year and I saw your installation in the V & A museum and I was very moved by the opportunity in seaweed. As I am a product design student it will be such a great honor if you can tell me about your seaweed properties. I have some series of question I have to ask you.
    Your material is really inspiring, eco and I think I want to explore on seaweed and use it as part of my product design

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