What Future for Living Textiles?
October 22, 2008 by nina
at the ICA
23 & 24 October 2008
The Textile Futures Research Group (TFRG) and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) present a Living Textiles Salon exploring how new science technology can change the way we use textiles, and a series of presentations, talks and panels will take place over the two days.
Textile designers are uniquely placed to inhabit other design fields and cohabit with the world of science. Working processes in science and material design practice, it would seem, are very compatible. In recent years the potential of nano and bio technology, relatively new science fields has caught the imagination of a new generation of textile makers. Particularly in related design fields of fashion and architecture.
The science is here and the Textile Futures Research Group, is keen to interrogate. How much is our discipline changing and are we as designers and consumers truly ready for the next material revolution?
Day 1: Will explore ‘Living Textiles’ in relation to the body, investigating Textile and Fashion Science.
Day 2: Will explore ‘Living Textiles’ in the context of the Built Environment and our everyday relationship to this.
Individual Tickets £10 Full Price / £8 Concessions / £6 ICA Members
(Valid for one session)
All day £16 Full Price / £12 Concessions / £8 ICA Members
(Valid for one day)