A bit more content is provided below with introduction to the context of research but for full details about the application please visit this link.
Applications are to be handed in no later than Wednesday 1 February 2012 at 12.00 noon.
Drawing together writers, researchers, academics, enthusiasts, designers, artists and curators, each issue of Paperweight takes a timely theme related to visual and material culture, and uses it as a starting point, or an end point, or something in-between, to explore the territory from differing vantage points.
Due for publication in Autumn 2011, the third issue of Paperweight: A Newspaper of Visual and Material Culture is themed around Texture. The newspaper's editors are keen to hear proposals for contributions from designers and design historians who work with and around texture - from the smooth and the shiny, to the rough and the hairy; from fibre and fabric, to the waxed and the lacquered; and everything else.
Matt Lodder (firstname.lastname@example.org) for visual culture topics.
Deadline for Proposals: 15 July 2011
Deadline for Submissions: 15 September 2011
For further information please see: www.polygraphia.co.uk/paperweight
INTERIORS: DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE - Berg Publishers
Call for Articles - Special Issue (Vol. 3 Issue 1 - 2012)
SPECIAL EFFECTS: TECHNOLOGY AND THE INTERIOR EXPERIENCE
The editors Anne Massey (Kingston University) and John Turpin(Washington State University) invite contributions to the journal's 2012 special issue SPECIAL EFFECTS: Technology and the Interior Experience. This issue will examine the impact of technology on the development of the interior and the accompanying human experience. As the 21st century unfolds, technological additions, integrations and interventions have become more pervasive altering our interface with the built environment and greatly impacting our perception of the world around us: requiring us to face reality on the one hand, and yet allowing us to slip into immersive fantasies on the other. The divisions between outside and inside have become more porous, with virtual worlds and lived experience colliding and coalescing. Gadgets for the home; technology and sustainable living; shopping and atmosphere; projecting digital place and the development of gendered technologies are all areas that are open for analysis from an interior studies perspective.
The editors welcome submissions of articles addressing the topic of the interior and technology broadly defined. Submissions reflecting the latest research on the interior from historians, practitioners and theorists are particularly welcomed. Principal articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words, including notes and references, with 4-8 illustrations are invited, and should be sent as an attachment to email@example.com by 31st July 2010.
Further details of the Journal, including Notes for Contributors, are available at www.bergjournals.com/interiors
If you have any queries about the Journal or about submitting an article, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday the Shared Scarf Project will be running some DIY fashion workshops in collaboration with DESIGNERS|MAKERS Market Place. This interactive market stall will enable participants to rip and mix past and present fashion trends to make and style their own bespoke scarf.
A selection of vintage scarves and The Shared Scarf Project's first "Collective Collection" will also be on sale within the market stall.
Please come along and say hello. Workshops will be running from 11-5pm
129-131 Mare Street
For further info visit www.designersmakers.com
The Scarf Project: Think | Make | Style | Share
This interactive workshop offers an opportunity to engage in an alternative fashion experience by enabling participants to think and make for themselves. A co-design toolkit will be used to facilitate action and enable the generation of a bespoke printed scarf for each participant. The workshop will end with a style session and photo shoot.
Are you a designer? A fashion / textiles student or graduate? Or are you a consumer / fashion enthusiast? Come along and get involved in a new and exciting fashion experience which will enable you to produce a scarf unique to your own style and personality.
This workshop is free and all materials will be provided. To participate send an email to : email@example.com
Ben van Berkel UN Studio
Usman Haque Haque Design + Research Studio
Billie Faircloth KieranTimberlake Director of Research
Craig Schwitter + Gijs Libourel Buro Happold + Adaptive Building Initiative
Lisa Amini IBM Smarter City Lab, Dublin
'A new ambitious project puts Denmark on the world map of smart textiles. The opening of the project is marked by an international prize competition for students with a prize of 6,500 EUR. Students from all over Europe are invited to take part, and the winner is found on 12 May 2011, when TEKO, VIA University College in Herning is host for a summit for international experts and companies working with smart textiles.'
Ms. Hanne Troels Jensen, Director, Knowledge Center for Smart textiles, Tel.: +45 87 55 05 47
+ + + + + + TFRC’s Future Fashion Textiles Competition, 2011 + + + + + +
with VF Corporation, USA
Textile Futures Research Centre is to host a design competition with VF Corporation.
VF Corporation is a US based, $7 billion apparel conglomerate and parent company to over 25 global apparel brands, including The North Face, Vans, Lee, Wrangler, Eastpak, Jansport, and Nautica, as well as several others. They will hold an Innovation Summit to in September 2011 for the executive teams of each of VF's brands, where there will be an opportunity for University of the Arts London students to present cutting-edge design research and concepts.
The Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) is one of the UAL’s six research centres, and is renowned for its innovative and ground breaking work in the fields of practice-based textiles design research, which explores digital, science and sustainable textiles. This TFRC / VF competition is open to all students and recent graduates (2 yrs) from Central St Martins, London College of Fashion and Chelsea College of Art and Design, including: BA and MA Textiles at CSM and CCW; MA Fashion, CSM, and MA Digital Fashion, LCF; and TFRC & UAL Research Students
The competition covers five future textiles themes, which will be explored by eminent researchers in the various fields. The launch event will be on Monday 21st February 2011 (2 – 6pm, Lecture Theatre 272 High Holborn):
Theme 1 ‘Simplicity Regained’ – Dr Emma Neuberg, Slow Textiles and Fashion Design
Theme 2 ‘Trust Rebalanced’ – Adam Thorpe, Design Against Crime (DAC)
Theme 3 ‘Networked Lives’ – Di Mainstone, Peformance, Technology and Fashion
Theme 4 ‘Responsible Living’ - Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Interaction Design
Theme 5 ‘Health & Wellness’ – Suzanne Lee, Biocouture
· 10 x TFRC Making and Mentoring Awards (£250 cash and 2 feedback sessions with a mentor)
· Top prize of £1500, work included in the VF Corp USA Summit exhibition, & trip to the summit, September 2011
Launch Event: Monday 21st February 2011;
Deadline for Proposals: March 2011
Mentoring Awards announcement: April 2011
First Mentoring Session: May 2011, Innovation Centre, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
For Further Info Visit http://tfrcconnections.blogspot.com/
Do you want to find out more about smart materials? Aurélie proposes you an immersion in the world of electro-active polymers: plastics changing shape with electricity. As a part of her PhD exploring the boundaries between textiles and architecture, she is looking for benevolent(s) to assist her for the making of a responsive installation. The installation will consist in a ceiling surface made out of electro-active modules, changing shape according to wind intensity and direction. It will be displayed within the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen this coming month of March. Exhibition opens on the 11th of March and will be on until end of April.
Beyond the joys of team work, this is a great opportunity to discover the research environment CITA (Centre for IT & Architecture) as well as to get hands on and learn how to build electro-active modules. You will also get an insight on digital crafting methods, including laser-cutting and screen-printing techniques.
She would be happy to have help during these two key phases:
+45 50 36 62 38
Welcome to our blog, a collaborative platform initiated in 2009 by Phd students linked to the Textiles Futures Research Group, University of the Arts,