Sustainability in research and textile design education – Event

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.

This event forms part of the Swedish Design Movement Paris organized at the Institut suédois all through September focusing on sustainable design, architecture, and fashion, with a programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops and more. Find out more: https://paris.si.se/en/events-projects/swedish-design-movement-paris/

All presentations and discussions will be in English. Detailed program to come, with amongst others, the participation of Anna Saint Pierre, Juri-Apollo Drews, Lou Ramage and Aurélie Mosse from the Soft Matters research group.

Places are limited. Free admission upon registration from the 25th of September 2021: www.institutsuedois.fr

crédit photo: Kathryn Walters, “Fluid surfaces”, picture credit Kathryn Walters(left) Anna Saint Pierre, “Macules”, picture credit: Rimasùu studio (right)