Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Where Art, Technology and Design meet

Some of the most exciting papers from the Ambience 11 Conference are now available in the last issue of Studies in Material Thinking, a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to artistic and design research. This special issue explores the intersection between art, design and teechnology, with a strong focus on the design of intelligent textiles. TFRC is well represented with publications from Carole Collet, Jane Scott and Aurélie Mossé. The journal is of free access so feel free to find out more about these exciting textile projects:

An Interactive Textile Hanging: Textile, Context, and Interaction
Delia Dumitrescu, Hanna Landin and Anna Vallgårda

BioLace: An Exploration of the Potential of Synthetic Biology and Living Technology for Future Textiles
Carole Collet

Listener: A Probe Into Information Based Material Specification
Mette Ramsgard Thomsen and Ayelet Karmon

Working Patches
Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl

I Mirabilia, taking care of the emotional life of hospitalised children
Erika Rossi, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor

Towards Interconnectivity: Appropriation of Responsive Minimum Energy Structures in an Architectural Context
Aurélie Mossé, David Gauthier and Guggi Kofod

Knitting Moves: Bio-inspired Transformable Textiles for knitted Architecture
Jane Scott

Textiles: Alternative Forms of Malleability
Rhett Russo and Katrin Mueller-Russo

Wearable Technologies: From Performativity to Materiality
Valérie Lamontagne

Aura: Wearable Devices for Non-verbal Communication between Expectant Parents
Marco Righetto, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor

Monday, 19 March 2012

Fashion & Textile UK research students networking

This is the fifth year of the association’s annual event to support and provide active networking opportunities for UK M Phil and Ph D students engaged in fashion and/or textiles and fashion and textile related research.

•    The next event will be held on Wednesday 2 May 2012  at BIAD (Birmingham Institute of Art & Design), BCU (Birmingham City University)

•    Each participant will be allocated 10 minutes for a power point presentation to introduce your research and facilitate discussion.

•    It’s a great opportunity to network and develop research synergies.

•    You are eligible to attend from enrolment to one year on following completion. 

•    This is a free event contributing to the Fashion & Textile Courses Association’s support for emerging researchers.   A light lunch and refreshments will be provided courtesy of BIAD.

   To book, you need to submit an abstract by the 25th of april. For further details, please get in touch with

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Sustainability and Innovation in the Fashion Field - call for paper

 May you be interested in contributing in the area of 'Sustainability and Innovation in the Fashion Field' please consider this call forwarded by The Nordic Textile Journal for their 2012 issue.

 The Nordic Textile Journal brings together interesting results of research in design, textile- and design management, technology and craft. The journal is issued once a year by the Centre for Textile Research, CTF, at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås. The Nordic Textile Journal welcomes research based articles which may be of a scientific or artistic character and report novel achievements or directions in research, exhibition techniques, artistic communications etc. We also welcome articles based on research related reports from conferences, interviews, reviews of books, news and upcoming events. An academic committee reviews the articles in a semi-blind reviewing process to ensure a good academic standard.

The 2012 issue will focus on Sustainability and Innovation in the Fashion Field. A theme which is an important part in one of the two strong R&D programs at the Swedish School of Textiles, F:3 (Fashion, Function, Futures). This program aims to develop new knowledge on the constituents of the textile value chain and the special characteristics of the fashion industry with an important focus on sustainability.

 Deadline: 31 May 2012 

Free access publication
The journal will be published electronically, with free access, six months after the publication date of the printed issue. The electronic version will be published in BADA (Borås Academic Digital Archive)
Guidelines - articles
- Submitted article manuscripts should be original articles, written in English. They must not be published in the same form earlier or submitted for publication elsewhere.
- The text should be submitted in two copies: one editable copy and one non editable copy in appropriate file formats.
- Photos and other images should be supplied as separate files in an appropriate file format.
- It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the required approval from all the parts involved:
authors, photographers, artists and others.
- There is no page limit specified for contributions, but it is recommended that the material is
presented in a form that is succinct and attractive to read.
- An abstract of no more than 250 words should be supplied as well as 5 essential subject keywords.
- A biography of 3-5 sentences for each author should be supplied as a separate file.
- References should be in Harvard style (the “name-year system”):

For further details, please get in touch with 
Katrin Tijburg