The Crafts Study Center University for the Creative Arts and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, University of North Carolina Asheville share a common interest and passion for research and practice in the field of modern and contemporary craft. They also share a common bond through their partnership with their parent Universities. One significant way of manifesting this partnership is in the creative output of specialist exhibitions. Ismini Samanidou Topography: recording place - mapping surface is the first joint exhibition between the organizations, curated by Katie A Lee and hosted at the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham, Surrey in England.
London-based Greek textile designer and artist Ismini Samanidou has always been observing time and place and takes pictures as an evidence of decay seen in architectural surfaces. By closely examining and analyzing this information, she then reconstructs it in woven form.