Opening up New Textile Futures through Collaborative Rethinking and Remaking
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-review
is one of the largest industrial sectors globally, with a huge economic and environmental impact. Textiles are designed for many different purposes, and accordingly textile designers have an important role to play as material experts and interpreters of users’ needs. This is not enough, however. In the future, textile experts will need a complete understanding of the complex system of textile commerce, use, and lifecycle. Textiles are an essential part of our everyday life and will be needed to protect aand comfort us even in an increasingly digital future.
Textile design education at Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture (Aalto ARTS) has gone through major transformation during the last decade. Recent developments in textile education are based on three key elements: (a) developing a new, effective pedagogy, which has been essential in opening textile design courses to fashion students as well as other design students; (b) building bridges across disciplinary boundaries to enable collaboration between design, science, and engineering disciplines; and (c) establishing academic research. By opening up textile design courses to other design fields and disciplines, Aalto ARTS has renewed the presence and importance of textile design, not only in academia but also in society. Knowledge creation in the textile field is more dynamic and collaborative than ever before.
|Title of host publication||Soft Landing|
|Editors||Nithikul Nimkulrat, Ulla Raebild, Anna Piper|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2018|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
|Name||Cumulus Think Tank|
|Publisher||Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture|
- textile design, fashion design, Pedagogy, Multidisciplinary higher education, studio pedagogy