Joanna Mann

 I am a geographer with research interests in crafts and crafting, new materialisms, feminism, and alternative economies. I started my PhD at Bristol University in 2011 after completing the ‘society and space’ MSc here and a BA in Geography at Durham University (2007-2010). Initially born from my MSc dissertation on yarn bombing in Bristol, the earlier posts on this blog document my woolly adventures. Newer blog posts, however, are related to my current PhD research on the geographies of craft and crafting, with particular reference to craftivism. My interests lie in the intersections between feminism, materiality, alternative economies, and technologies and the spaces these play out in. Since starting the MSc I’ve become an obsessive knitter and am rarely to be found without yarn and needles on my person. Although I now largely knit ‘proper’ items it’s not unheard of for a new ‘KnitDiss’ yarn bomb to crop up from time to time. Keep your  eyes peeled for more….

Please feel free to contact me by emailing

2 thoughts on “Joanna Mann

  1. Hello Joanna,

    I tried to send you an e-mail to but it didn’t work. My father is a ceramist and he asked me to writte you because he saw one of your ceramic pieces I think at pinterest and he was astonished about it(wide-topvase, with cobalt chloride and potassium dichromate). He said that he would be very glad if you could explain him how do you did the piece or if you have pictures of the process. He has a small atelier in Spain where he do all his “experiments” with colours.

    My father would like to show you, if you are interested, some of his work.

    He would like to communicate with you but he only speaks spanish. He loves ceramic and he usually don’t find so much people who shares this kind of interest. Maybe you can give me another e-mail if you want.

    Thank you for your attention.

    best regards,


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