Seminar: Sustainability in research and textile design education

As part of Swedish Design Movement, an event devoted to sustainable design, and to coincide with Paris Fashion Week, École des Arts Décoratifs and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås invite you to this seminar.
Left: extended arm carrying a long textile with pink and blue colours; right: textile with abstract shapes falling on a pile of stones and sculptures

Building upon the friendship developed between École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, this event brings together students and professors from both environments to discuss the opportunities and challenges of sustainable textile design and its implications for textile education and future profession.

Short presentations of cutting-edge Master and PhD projects from each institution will be the occasion to address key principles of sustainable textile design such as bio-based materials, zero-waste conception, upcycling, etc. The presentations will then lead to a reflection about the way textile education can empower a new generation of designers in transforming the way we conceive, develop and consume textiles as to shape more sustainable futures.


Detailed Program:

18:30 – 19:30 Students’ Presentations

  • Anna Saint Pierre, PhD student (École des Arts Décoratifs)
    Rubble as heritage: matter of design research
  • Riikka Talman, PhD student (The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås)
    Changeability as a quality in textile design
  • Lou Ramage, pre-doctoral student (École des Arts Décoratifs)
    Persistence: wear and tear as a creative opportunity for evolving textile design patterns
  • Kathryn Walters, PhD student (The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås)
    Weave thinking for smart textiles
  • Juri-Apollo Drews, pre-doctoral student (École des Arts Décoratifs)
    No cuts no seams: woven alternatives to cut-and-sewn
  • Jessica Reijkers, MA-graduate 2021 (The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås)
    Alinea: The beginning of a new train of thought, implementing (coloured) bioplastic into handwoven textile design
  • Lucie Maine, MA-graduate 2021 (École des Arts Décoratifs)
    Filigranne: designing made in France lignocellulosic yarns
  • Pernille Madsen, MA-graduate 2021 (The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås)
    Knitting Principles create form
  • Capucine Stos, MA-graduate 2021 (École des Arts Décoratifs)
    Revealing scrap
  • Matilda Falk, MA-graduate 2021 (The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås)
    Growth and Decay in Textiles: Exploration of changeability in textile design, through natural dyeing in relation to tricot forming 

19:30 – 20:30 Roundtable “Sustainability in textile education”

With professors from The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås:

  • Delia Dumitrescu, PhD, professor textile design
  • Stefanie Malmgren de Oliviera, PhD, Program Director MA textiles and fashion design
  • Margareta Zetterblo, PhD, Program Director BA textiles design

and professors from École des Arts Décoratifs:

  • Aurélie Mosse, PhD, professor in textile design, co-head of the Soft Matters research group
  • Isabelle Rodier-Clergue, professor in textile design & natural colours
  • Orsina Visconti, professor in textile design, responsible for the BA 2nd year

Moderators: Juri-Apollo Drews, pre-doctoral student (École des Arts Décoratifs) and Kathryn Walters, PhD student (The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås)

Useful information:

  • Presentations and talks are in English.
  • Admission free, prior reservation required. Reservations will be open from 25.09.2021.
  • To ensure that everybody is protected and that events run smoothly, our team is implementing a number of hygiene and safety measures. Please read the barrier gestures by clicking here.