Event

‘Making’ Communities Symposium

TFRC

‘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

Research

Trash-2-Cash: Utilising zero-value waste textiles and fibres with design-driven technologies to create high quality products

TED

20th October 2015

TED have been busy over the summer kicking off Trash-2-Cash, our new EU funded research project. Professor Rebecca Earley and Dr Kate Goldsworthy are collaborating with eighteen partners from nine European countries, and together they aim to design high-quality products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies. (more…)

Event

Cultures of Resilience

TED

Prof Rebecca Earley and PhD students Bridget Harvey and Clara Vuletich will conduct three workshops Repair Before the Break, Cool School Tools and Shavasana Shirt as part of the Cultures of Resilience 4 day event programme included in the University of the (more…)

Event

Houndstooth Project Launch Workshop

Jo Pierce and Philippa Brock

Studio Houndstooth launches The Houndstooth Project – a serious play, ludic, egalitarian project, which uses the well-recognised, houndstooth textile motif as the starting point for a public engagement making project for everyone and anyone as either individuals or (more…)

Research

Becky Earley and Textile Environment Design (TED)

Prof. Becky Earley

Professor Becky Earley and the Textile Environment Design (TED) team have had a busy autumn term.  ‘It’s been a work whirlwind autumn for the TED team at Chelsea, as we launched our Mistra Future Fashion online exhibition with a 24-hour pop up show  (more…)

Event

TFRC in Estonia Tallinn

TFRC

TFRC PhD students Jen Ballie and Elena Brebenel represented the research centre in Tallinn, Estonia taking part in ‘Ring Road’ an event organised by Incubator Tallinn  supported by the British Council Estonia. (more…)

Student Project

Fashion Revolution Day

TFRC

Students from MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts will be hosting a fun and interactive event on Fashion Revolution Day – 24th April entitled ‘Who Made Your Clothes?’ in an effort to raise awareness amongst students as to the origins of their clothes and the fashion supply chain. (more…)

Seminar

Zero Waste Fashion & Textile Design

TFRC and TED

Four world-leading Zero Waste designers held a seminar in the lecture theatre at Chelsea College of Art and Design on 28th of March. The day was introduced by TED Senior Research Fellow Dr Kate Goldsworthy, and was the first event where the designers Julian (more…)

Commission

The Houndstooth Project in Poplar East London

Jo Pierce and Philippa Brock

The Houndstooth Project, a textile and materials design research atelier founded by Textile Futures Research Centre members, Philippa Brock and Jo Pierce recently worked on a commission to promote the Angela Lansbury Film Festival in Poplar, East London. (more…)