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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Karolina Albricht

Jillian Knipe

Exhibiting artists

Sarah Christie

Faza Merajdin

Ali Mousawi

Michelle Loa Kum Cheung

Johan Peter Hol

Michael Donald

Anna Lytridou

Dionysis Livanis

Dionysis Livanis

Julia Maddison

Pamela Carr

Chris Barnes

Abi Box

Abi Box

Tobias Tak

Julia Parkinson

Matthew Randle

Oran O'Reilly

Madeleine Boulesteix

Jillian Knipe

Karolina Albricht

Mandeep Dillon

Aileen McGee

Fernando Martin Godoy

Anna McQuillin

Yuki Aruga

Tracy Whitehead

Kevin Ward


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