D-TEX Lisbon

Anne Marr

TFRC researcher Anne Marr will be a keynote speaker at D_TEX Textile Design Conference 2017, 1st International Conference in Textiles, Identity and Innovation which will be held at Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon from the 2nd – 4th of November 2017.

D_TEX presents itself as a starting point at a crossroads of ideas and debates around the complex universe of Textile Design in all its forms, manifestations and dimensions.

Anne will be discussing ‘The Fabric of Belonging: Place-based textile community engagement’ and how textile making can enhance the mental health and well-being of homeless and vulnerably housed residents as well as stimulating greater community exchange.

More details about the conference programme can be found here:


‘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:

For further information please contact Hannah Cheesbrough via