Small is Beautiful More and Less

16 Jun 2017 – 25 Jun 2017

Event times

Opens Fri 16 June 6-9pm and continues Fri / Sat / Sun 2-6pm until and including 25 June or by appointment.

Cost of entry

Free entry

Unit 3 Projects

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus 323 from Mile End Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow on the District Line
  • Devons Road on the DLR

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A group exhibition exploring local and small scale production aspects of E F Schumacher's 'Small is Beautiful'.


A group exhibition of around 30 ASC Studio artists and their invited friends which begins to explore the value of community described in E F Schumacher's 'Small is Beautiful'. Coinciding with ASC's Open Studio weekend, the show is curated by Jillian Knipe and Karolina Albricht

'Small is Beautiful More and Less' takes up and underlines Schumacher's significance of the individual and their local environment. Selected works are those which emulate smallness as fragile, an exploration, an aspect of community and the personal. A collective of small objects and images are shown together to form a mass, though shine a spotlight and they disperse into fragments of their own composition.

First published in 1973, Ernst Friedrich Schumacher wrote 'Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered'. He urged a shift away from the idolatry of giantism and his book is a testament to the freedom of small scale, local production within the unity of a global outlook. Written at a time when the UK was entering what was to become the European Union, wary of globalisation, it seems critical to now reinvigorate questions around what makes for a prosperous community. 

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Jillian Knipe

Karolina Albricht

Exhibiting artists

Madeleine Boulesteix

Kevin Ward

Fernando Martin Godoy

Faza Merajdin

Sarah Christie

Julia Parkinson

Tracy Whitehead

Ali Mousawi

Johan Peter Hol

Michael Donald

Matthew Randle

Dionysis Livanis

Dionysis Livanis

Jillian Knipe

Abi Box

Abi Box

Yuki Aruga

Michelle Loa Kum Cheung

Chris Barnes

Oran O'Reilly

Anna Lytridou

Tobias Tak

Aileen McGee

Mandeep Dillon

Julia Maddison

Pamela Carr

Karolina Albricht

Anna McQuillin


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