Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Measuring where we are...
All first year PhD research students at the University of the Arts, London present their research at the end of their first year. We have to perform a 15 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute question and answer session to communicate our research and development. This provides us with an opportunity to introduce our research and source feedback from a multidisciplinary audience.
On Monday both Jane Scott and I presented our research. I found preparing the presentation a valuable exercise as it allowed me to reflect on my practice and research. Where does it sit within a fashion context? What are my future directions? How do I communicate my work? The questions and feedback identified new and current issues that require further consideration as we move our research forward through both theory and practice.
Its been hugely beneficial listening our my peers present...Connections can be made relating to their approach or process. We possibly sit within different research disciplines but are we applying a similar method or documenting our results in a similar format? I have found the presentation to be a valuable exercise and I am looking forward to watching the remaining presentations this week.
Monday, 29 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
We can't wait to discover the work of cutting-edge textile designers addressing the future of the discipline during the MA Textile Futures Degree Show at Central St Martins, School of Art and Design, London. They are currently building the show but it already sounds promising.
SHOW Dates: Saturday 20 - Thursday 25 June (closed Sunday 21 June)
Times: 12-8pm (except Saturday 20 June closes at 6pm)
Venue: Southampton Row Site, Holborn, WC1B 4AP (entrance off Theobalds Road)
Berg is about to publish this new book by Bradley Quinn, it sounds like the next textile futures bible. To check out in february 2010 ...
Textile Futures Fashion, Design and Technology Bradley Quinn
Textile Futures highlights recent works from key practitioners and examines the changing role of textiles. Recent developments present new technical possibilities that are beginning to redefine textiles as a uniquely multidisciplinary field of innovation and research. This book is an important tool for any textile practitioner, fashion designer, architect, interior designer or student designer interested in following new developments in the field of textiles, seeking new sustainable sources, or just eager to discover new works that reveal the potency of textiles as an ultramaterial.
More details here
Friday, 12 June 2009
Nostalgia & Renewal Symposia
June 26 @ Textile Conservation Centre, Winchester (nostalgia)For bookings please contact Judith Horgan 02380 596986 / J.A.Horgan@soton.ac.uk
All the details available at In the loop website.
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Grass Roots was an event organised for postgraduate students from Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon. The two day site specific project was based at Crystal Palace on subjects around being and making.