‘Making’ Communities Symposium


‘Making’ Communities Symposium

Textile Research @ CSM

25 November 2017

10.30am -4.30pm at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

‘Making’ Communities will bring together  Visiting Professor Reiko Sudo/ NUNO Tokyo and London based Studio Weave as well  TFRC researchers to share latest textile and material innovation as well as new case studies of textile-led community engagement.

The first part of the symposium Future Processes will present insights into the sophisticated world of Nuno’s sustainable fabrics, made through innovative material recycling. Philippa Brock and Anne Smith will be re-thinking industrial processes such as loom-based 3D weave fabrication and pattern-making through lasercutting. Professor Carole Collet will present her research into designing future bio-materials with living systems.

Future Communities in the afternoon will discuss the role of textiles as a vehicle to build more inclusive communities – celebrating diverse cultural identities. London-based architecture practice Studio Weave will present their recent projects exploring the role of colour in communities. Jo Pierce from Studio Houndstooth will discuss ludic co-design and community visibility in East London and Anne Marr will share research into local place-making with Crisis Brent. Whilst Linda Florence and Rebecca Hoyes will show how textile design can empower local artisan communities in the Middle East to develop new economic opportunities.

Tickets include light lunch and refreshments: £18 / £5 Consessions. Places are limited – please book your ticket via the CSM Box Office: csm.events.

For further information please contact Hannah Cheesbrough via h.cheesbrough@csm.arts.ac.uk


Crossover Borås

Philippa Brock

TFRC researcher Philippa Brock is off to Sweden this week presenting her work at the 18th ETN Conference: Crossover Borås hosted by the Borås Textile Fashion Centre.

Conference co-organizers are the European Textile Network, ETN, together with the Swedish Museum of Textiles and Nordic Textile Art association.

The conference aims to present a global perspective of the different textile practices and their interactions with a special focus on sustainable creativity and innovation in textile art and design.

Philippa’s talk during the ETN conference networking event will present her recent work for the Weaving Futures exhibition – which was curated by Philippa Brock and Samuel Plant Dempsey and commissioned by London Transport Museum.

The exhibition explored ideas and process led methods of designing, celebrated the use of bespoke woven moquette fabric in London Transport, and the work was made as the exhibition progressed.

More info about the ETN conference programme can be found here: http://etn-net.org/etn/21e.htm

Philippa will also give a lecture at the Swedish School of Textiles Borås presenting her research on: ‘Space & Volume: Textiles in The Third Dimension’. The lecture will be an overview of a series of research projects investigating the exploration of process led research approaches and the pushing of the boundaries within digital industrial jacquard loom design and engineering methods.