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The Silent Context – Detachment as Leitwort for Artistic Development
The Silent Context - Detachment as Leitwort for Artistic Development

Paper by Lars Hallnäs, The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, available at Reserach Outlet. Abstract Post modernism as a philosophical, ideological foundation of artistic practice lives by contextualizing, relativizing; the ubiquitous context, the wandering eye, this is what it is, but on the other hand also that… What is the context? We must be […]

Around Over Between Up…: Spatial properties as variables in textile design_PhD thesis
Around Over Between Up...: Spatial properties as variables in textile design_PhD thesis

Tonje Kristensen Johnstone, The Swedish School of Textiles Abstract With a starting point in defining space through materials, colours, planes, and surfaces, the aim of the work presented in this thesis was to explore and introduce spatial concepts as design variables in textile design. Another aim was to explore surface patterns in terms of their […]

Svenja Keune

Postdoctoral Researcher at Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, SE and CITA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen, DK with an international postdoc grant from the Swedish Research Council for ‘Designing and Living with Organisms (DLO)’ Doctoral student in textile design The Swedish School of Textiles, ArcintexETN and Svensson AB Contact: Svenja.Keune […]

Wearing Sound : The Foundations of Sonic Design_PhD thesis
Wearing Sound : The Foundations of Sonic Design_PhD thesis

Vidmina Stasiulyte, phd student ArcintexETN(www.arcintexetn.eu) and The Swedish School of Textiles University of Borås Abstract  Fashion is primarily a visual ontology consisting of definitions, theory and methods that are based on visual language. This research revises fashion by approaching it from a different—sonic—perspective wherein sound is considered not as a negative aspect but as a […]

On the textility of smell in spatial design_PhD thesis
On the textility of smell in spatial design_PhD thesis

Jyoti Kapur, PhD student ArcintexETN(www.arcintexetn.eu) and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås Abstract The ocular-centric approach predominant in the field of design, particularly textile and spatial design, focuses on visual aesthetics and visually mediated interactions. Whereas the non-visual materialities of a space, such as smells, are ignored in the design process, meaning that […]

Design and the theology of sustainability – Seminar talk
Design	and	the	theology	of	sustainability – Seminar	talk

The seminar talk Design and the theology of sustainability by Lars Hallnäs is now available at the Research Outlet! Click to find the link. Abstract There is a dilemma, we look for solutions to problems we see and we want to bring about change. But the new things we introduce also introduce possible new problems […]

“Designing and Living with Organisms” at the Symposium on Artistic Research with the title “Working Together”
“Designing and Living with Organisms” at the Symposium on Artistic Research with the title “Working Together”

Working Together “Artistic research is multidisciplinary and collaborative in character. It covers a large number of art forms and research fields – all with their own needs and prerequisites. This year’s symposium on artistic research is about collaboration. What does it mean to conduct research in or between subjects and disciplines?” If you would like […]

Fiberspace: Art, Craft + Design
Fiberspace: Art, Craft + Design

Book launch + group exhibition 3.12 — 13.12 / 2020  This book presents the oeuvres 34 artist, artisans and designers that have exhibited at Fiberspace, a Stockholm-based gallery dedicated to showcasing textile and fiber art, craft and design. The common denominator is their intrinsic use of textile materials and/or techniques as a central part of their practice. […]

Sound-based Thinking and Design Practices with Embodied Extensions
Sound-based Thinking and Design Practices with Embodied Extensions

TEI 2020: FUTURE BODIES, FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES You are welcome to register for the workshop Sound-based Thinking and Design Practices with Embodied Extensions, which will be held in TEI’20, Sydney Australia! How can we extend our hearing sense within embodied practices? This studio focuses on sonic and electromagnetic fields as intangible materials with distinctive qualities and […]

Changeability as a quality in textile design
Changeability as a quality in textile design

Riikka Talman Licentiate Thesis Abstract The tendency to wear out and change is inherent in most materials, but – aside from a few exceptions – has been considered to be undesirable by both the industry and consumers. The work presented in this licentiate thesis suggests that, due to change in some form being an inherent […]

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 design, […]

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
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 […]