Textiles Tomorrow Summit

  • Niinimäki, K. (Chair)
  • Kääriäinen, P. (Chair)
  • Salolainen, M. (Chair)
  • Tiina Paavilainen (Organiser)
  • Haikonen, P. (Organiser)
  • Fagerlund, H. (Organiser)
  • Lauri, P. (Organiser)
  • Leppisaari, A. (Organiser)
  • Oldouz Moslemian (Organiser)
  • Lidewij Edelkoort (Member)
  • Hummel, M. (Participant)
  • Harri Puputti (Participant)
  • Hyvönen, H. (Participant)
  • Zane Berzina (Participant)
  • Mark Van Vorstenbos (Participant)
  • Kati Miettunen (Participant)
  • Partanen, J. (Participant)
  • Rojas Gaona, O. (Participant)
  • Xiao, Y. (Participant)
  • Hil Driessen (Participant)
  • Tonje Kristensen Johnstone (Participant)
  • Essi Johanna Glomb (Participant)
  • Marija Jenko (Participant)
  • Preethi Gopinath (Participant)
  • Gabriel Asfour (Participant)
  • Maartje Boer (Participant)
  • Tina Downes (Participant)
  • Beata Hamalwa (Participant)
  • Louise Ravnløkke (Participant)
  • Karen Marie Hasling (Participant)
  • Riikka Räisänen (Participant)
  • Alexia Venot (Participant)
  • Antonin Mongin (Participant)
  • Jenni Fisk (Participant)
  • Mari Nurmenniemi (Participant)
  • Elina Laitinen (Participant)
  • Talisa Dwiyani (Participant)
  • Outi Les Pyy (Participant)
  • Maarit Aakko (Organiser)
  • Marium Durrani (Organiser)
  • Essi Karell (Organiser)
  • Emmi Pakkanen (Organiser)
  • Jenna Ervasti (Organiser)
  • Eeva Suorlahti (Organiser)
  • Korolainen, H. (Organiser)
  • Tiina Saivo (Organiser)
  • Helmi Liikanen (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar


Textiles Tomorrow Summit was held at Aalto University in the end of October 2019. The summit brought together around 200 textile academics, professors, and lecturers from 14 countries and 28 different universities and educational institutions, and students, as well as textile professionals from organisations, industries and businesses.

We are grateful to have had the opportunity to host textile professionals from around the world and to offer them a platform for learning, discussing and sharing ideas as a community. A special thank you to all our speakers for sharing their knowledge and expertise on the future of textiles as well as to our keynote speaker Lidewij Edelkoort who initiated the textile educators summit in 2018.

KEYNOTES: Lidewij Edelkoort and Kirsi Niinimäki
TALKS: Michael Hummel, Helena Hyvönen, Pirjo Kääriäinen, Harri Puputti and Maarit Salolainen
PARALLEL SESSIONS: Educational and Design Talks, Studio Visits and Presentations
EXHIBITIONS: Väre Building, Learning Center and Undergraduate Centre
BOOK PRESENTATION: Interwoven – Exploring Materials and Structures by Maarit Salolainen

Textiles Tomorrow Summit
organising committee

Kirsi Niinimäki
Associate Professor in Design
Research team leader of F/T Futures
Head of FaCT

Pirjo Kääriäinen
Professor of Practice
Design Driven Fibre Innovation

Maarit Salolainen
Adjunct Professor in Textile Design

Producer: Tiina Paavilainen

Exhibition coordinators:
Maija Fagerlund, Pirita Lauri, Anna-Mari Leppisaari and Oldouz Moslemian

Video production:
Emmi Pakkanen and Jenna Ervasti

Presemo: presemo.aalto.fi/textiles
Petra Haikonen and Tiina Paavilainen

Contact: aaltotextiles@aalto.fi

Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Department of Design
Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design
arts.aalto.fi | fact.aalto.fi | textiles.aalto.fi
Period30 Oct 201931 Oct 2019
Event typeConference
LocationEspoo, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational