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Material Matters with Grant Gibson

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Material Matters features in-depth interviews with a variety of designers, makers and artists about their relationship with a particular material or technique. Hosted by writer and critic Grant Gibson. Follow Grant on Insta @material.matters_grant.gibson


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Latest Episodes

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 327 ratings
  • Thought provoking

    Articulate and thoughtful conversations covering a far reaching variety of topics. Listening to this podcast should be on the curriculum for Art & Design students as a way to showcase the importance of their field of study in a wider real world context. You’re a legend Grant - keep going :)

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom6 months ago
  • Great podcast

    Just discovered this podcast and have been listening to many so far. Grant is really good at engaging his guest and encouraging them to share their knowledge and practice. I’ve found it so informative. Really well done.

    Apple Podcasts
    The voice 236694
    United Kingdom6 months ago
  • Very informative and easy to listen to as a student of design.

    Wonderfully curated podcasts by Grant. I enjoy listening to the journeys of various artists and experts. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom7 months ago
  • The importance of understanding materials

    Nice to listen the testimonies of craftmen, artists and architects interviewed by Grant Gibson.

    Apple Podcasts
    abalon 2021
    United Kingdom9 months ago
  • A tactile listen

    Grant is such a warm and curious interviewer, this is a pleasure to listen to. Highly recommend his conversation with Aric Chen.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom10 months ago

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