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On Textile Farming: Seeds as Material for Textile Design_Svenja Keune
On Textile Farming: Seeds as Material for Textile Design_Svenja Keune

    Presently, designing with living systems such as insects, fungi and bacteria has become an area of extended interest, proposing collaborative processes of designing and manufacturing – as a solution for symbiotic ways of living. On the scale of the interior, modern systems for interior gardening, combining both functional, e.g., food supply, purifying the […]

On researching and teaching in textile design
On researching and teaching in textile design

  Artistic research in design is relatively new compared to experimental research in the natural sciences but it has matured a great deal over the last decade. Its extensive development has brought new challenges to professional practice, and also raised questions regarding how knowledge should be imparted in academia. By examining the field of textile […]

Research outlet_www.researchoutlet.se
Research outlet_www.researchoutlet.se

Monday the 18th of December at 13.00 we will launch the Research Outlet at the Swedish School of Textiles. The research outlet is an ongoing project of the Smart Textiles Design Lab; the project aims to propose another perspective on research publishing. www.researchoutlet.se

Davis, F. and Dumitrescu, D.(2017). Knitted Heat-ActiveTextiles.In Active matter, Tibbits, S.(ed). Cambridge(MA): MIT Press, pp. 205-212.
Davis, F. and Dumitrescu, D.(2017). Knitted Heat-ActiveTextiles.In Active matter, Tibbits, S.(ed). Cambridge(MA): MIT Press, pp. 205-212.

Dumitrescu, D. and Davis, F. (2017). Knitted Heat-ActiveTextiles.In Active matter , Tibbits, S.(ed). Cambridge(MA): MIT Press, pp. 205-212. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/active-matter

Thermochromic workshop at Vilnius Art Academy, 9-11th of October, 2017
Thermochromic workshop at Vilnius Art Academy, 9-11th of October, 2017

As a part of her PhD research, Marjan has created and proposed a pedagogical tool for teaching the behaviour of thermochromic inks to students of textile design. The printed colour swatches demonstrated the colour transitions of thermochromic inks at different temperatures. The structured tasks created opportunities for students to learn the principles of colour transition by actually experiencing them, and the […]

Keynote at the 18th ETN Conference Crossover 2017 Borås, Sweden, 12 -19 september, 2107

Marjan Kooroshnia, PhD in textile design and senior lecturer at the Swedish School of Textiles was a keynote at the 18th ETN conference crossover 2017, Borås , Sweden, 12-19 september, 2107. She spoke about how results of experimental textile design research including her own research influence textile education. http://textilmuseet.se/en/textilmuseet/activities/crossover.4.2916c7a1576f726e85324b6.html

Smart Textiles Design Lab: experimental research in textiles: space and body at MOOD17, Bruxelles
Smart Textiles Design Lab: experimental research in textiles: space and body at MOOD17, Bruxelles
Tech Textil Frankfurt 2017
Tech Textil Frankfurt 2017

The Smart Textiles design lab together with Smart textiles organisation has exhibited at Techtextil in Frankfurt. On-going research projects in the lab show complex textile expressions based achieved through the research on thermo-chromic printing, 3D printing, plant  growth on textiles and changeable woven structures. participants: Delia Dumitrescu, professor HB Jyoti Kapur, phd student HB and […]

On textile printing with thermochromic inks
On textile printing with thermochromic inks

                                      This thesis describes an exploration of the principles of applying leuco dye-based inks to textile design practice. The main motivation has been to explore the design properties and potentials of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks when printed […]

TEXTILEISM – Future & Textiles
TEXTILEISM - Future & Textiles

TEXTILEISM – Future & Textiles Seminar Tuesday 15.3 2016 14-1 How textiles became pop & hip (again) Aalto University, Helsinki

Sample collections in and for artistic research?
Sample collections in and for artistic research?

The Swedish Research Council’s annual symposium on artistic research 2015 The committee for artistic research at the Swedish Research Council’s annual symposium on artistic research will take place on 25-26 November this year. The location is Malmö and the host is the arts faculty at Lund University. The conference will be held at the Inter […]

Plant dye at Island
Plant dye at Island

Linda Worbin have explore traditional plant dyes from Gudrun Bjarnadóttirs in her studio in Borgarfjörður, Iceland. Gudrun is also a teacher of botany at the Agricultural University of Iceland. The objective with the workshop is to learn old traditional plant dyeing techniques, and place / develop them in a contemporary perspective to question our relationship […]

Dynamic Light Filters
Dynamic Light Filters

Dynamic Light Filters   Isabel Cabral is a textile engineering PhD student at the University of Minho in Portugal, under supervision of Professor António Pedro Souto and Professor Linda Worbin.   With a background in industrial design, her research proposes to explore smart textiles as a medium to enhance and evolve physical and immaterial dimensions, […]

Formable Knits
Formable Knits

  Rikka Talman The project focused on exploring in what way a textile´s expression could change and how these dynamic qualities affect the way the textiles are manipulated. Knitted fabrics were developed with the aim of leaving their dynamic qualities open for other designers to work further with. Three fabrics with qualities ranging from subtle […]

Open Structures
Open Structures

            Linnéa Nilsson The Open Structures project explores the transformability of 3D printed textiles, and aims to discover if some of the openness that characterizes the CAD-modelled digital form also can be become part of the printed materials qualities. The outcome so far consists of two experimental prototypes that can […]

Transferring textile design knowledge to bioplastic composites
Transferring textile design knowledge to bioplastic composites

Delia Dumitrescu Marjan Kooroshnia Riikka Townsend Linda Worbin   This project explores the design potential of bioplastic composites; we explore ways to integrate textile methods when designing bioplastics. We created full colour ranges based on conventional textile and natural dyes but we also explore methods for surface texturing based on new technologies, e.g laser cutting or 3d […]

Luminous Textiles
Luminous Textiles

Delia Dumitrescu(the Swedish School of Textiles) and Manuel Kretzer(Institute of Technology in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, ETH) workshop on electroluminescence print The results of the workshop can be seen at: http://materiability.com/luminous-textiles/  

Crafting butterfly lace- Conductive Multi-color sensor-Actuator Structure
Crafting butterfly lace- Conductive Multi-color sensor-Actuator Structure

Kristi Kuusk, Marjan Kooroshnia and Jussi Mikkonen The development of Butterfly Lace started and carried on as an extension of ArcinTex network workshop (Arcintex, 2014). Multi disciplinary team of researchers collaborated while situated in three countries, to realize conductive multi-color sensor-actuator structure. Over several prototyping sessions, Skype conversations and e-mail exchange, the lace is made […]

Smart Textiles Workshop: Hyperbody and Smart Textiles at the University of Borås
Smart Textiles Workshop: Hyperbody and Smart Textiles at the University of Borås

Hyperbody’s MSc 2 Robotic Environments+Smart Textiles Design Lab project workshop at the Swedish School of Textiles Bob Heester, Dimitra Dritsa, Esther Slagter, Marien Teeuw Delia Dumitrescu, Marjan Kooroshnia http://www.hyperbody.nl/about/news/news/tx_ttnews% 5Btt_news%5D=222&cHash=319ff339bc606f2b99c8b 731830bfd2e Hyperbody’s MSc 2 Robotic Environments projects exhibited at Science Centre and V2_ http://www.hyperbody.nl/about/news/news/ Metatopia_exhibition, Media Lab, Prado Madrid pics from the Metatopia exhibition(photo:Hyperbody)   […]

Coffee & spring green (beech, horse chestnut and vingloka)
Coffee & spring green               (beech, horse chestnut and vingloka)

Plant dyeing in the Botanical Garden, Lund, May 24, 2015  We have chosen to color with plants from the botanical garden, plants that otherwise would be become wood chips or compost. This week a horse chestnut was cut down (because of the risk of collapse), and a beech has been culled and everywhere “vinglokan” pops […]

Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments
Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments

Dumitrescu, D., Kooroshnia, M, Landin, H.(2014). Exploring the relation between time-based textile patterns and digital environments. Proceedings Ambience’14, 7-9 September, Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland

Smart Textiles as Raw Materials for Design
Smart Textiles as Raw Materials for Design

    Dumitrescu, D., Nilsson,L., Persson, ,A., Worbin, L.,(2014). Smart textiles as raw materials for design. Proceedings Shape Shifting, Auckland, AUT, 14-16 April, Auckalnd, NZ. http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/8581

Woven Light, Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014:Green House, VH02:01
Woven Light, Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014:Green House, VH02:01

Woven light is organized by the 3rd year students in textile design.      

Goldwork techniques for E-embroidering. Part 2
Goldwork techniques for E-embroidering. Part 2

Conductive Twisted Cord  Twisted Cords are often used in the traditional goldwork. Conductive Twisted Cord is a fine example of mixing traditional techniques with modern materials. This technique allows   quickly and securely connect electronics in an aesthetical manner. Making the Conductive Twisted Cord Fold the conductive thread in half and place the loop on a […]