Ruth Archibald-Swaans

Ruth graduated with a BA in Mixed Media Textiles from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, in 2009 and is the Designer in Residence in the College at present. As an artist and designer, Ruth works with very different materials which are only linked to textile through concept.

Newly graduated, Ruth continues to work on what she has been interested in – food as a vehicle for social interaction and communication. In the era of fast food and when more and more people start to calculate the confusing numbers and percentages on our food packaging, she encourages the view of eating as something that is not altogether rational and should not involve forced efficiency, but plays a more important part in our social lives.