I will be joining an international conference exploring the relationship between architecture and textiles in contemporary design practice. September 24-25, Konstfack, Stockholm. Visit the homepage. The picture shows the book, Textile Architecture by Sylvie Krüger, she will be a speaker at the conference.
Enmeshed: Architecture and Textiles in Contemporary Design Practice, is a multidisciplinary conference exploring the relationship between textiles and textile technology and contemporary architecture and design. Practitioners from textile design, architecture, and interior design, as well as related historians and theoreticians will converge to present perspectives on this topic with the goal of expanding our understanding of the connections between architecture and textiles.
Confirmed speakers include Petra Blaisse (director, Inside Outside, Amsterdam), Patricia Gruits (Kennedy & Violich, Boston), Sylvie Krüger (author, Textile Architecture, 2009), Ulrika Mårtensson, Architect and Textile Designer (Stockholm), Mette Ramsgard Thomsen (CITA/Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen), David Serero (Serero Architectes, Paris), Rachel Wingfield (Loop.pH and Textile Futures Research Group, UK), and Susan Yelavich (Parsons, New York).
I recently purchased the book Textile Architecture and by being aware about the connection of body and mind when operating with interactivity in my art practice, this book poses a good connection point. Facts about the history of textiles being used in architecture (Bauhaus, Mies von der Rohe, Japanese Houses), materiality and geometric processes of transformation (to use textile techniques in architecture) are a good contribution to the challenge in my project. Different than from our culture of living the eastern civilization has a harmonic embedded understanding of the mind and the body, I think that the genre Architextiles is the last puzzle to the quest of mankind to the nomadism of the body // Toyo Ito, and a good way of how to embed our embodied mind into built architecture.