Weaving wearable shapes

This research project explores possibilities in developing wearable shapes from woven material. By creating double-layers on the jacquardmachine, a space inbetween for the shape of the body is created already during the weaving process and emphasizes the fundamental relationship between form and material as they evolve simultaneously. The samples show attempts in addressing different parts…

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CHI 2018

Troy Nachtigall presented a Case Study,  Late Breaking Work and attended a workshop at the 2018 Computer Human Interaction conference in Montreal, Canada. While at the Conference I had the chance to interact with many of my heroes in the field of Design.  This included an epic workshop called Disruptive Improvisations where I presented an improvisation in knitwear…

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All senses touched when staging a smelly atmosphere

A different presentation, touching all the senses, was recently performed by two doctoral students within the European research network ArcInTexETN. The doctoral students Jyoti Kapur, placed at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden, and Justė Pečiulytė, placed at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, made a collaborative entry, bridging distinctive viewpoints from their…

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Playing with smells

CROSSOVER BORÅS 2017, the 18th conference of the European Textile Network, ETN, took place on 12-19 September. The conference aimed to present a global perspective on the different textile practices and their interactions – with a special focus on sustainable creativity and innovation in Textile Art&Design. One of the many workshops during the conference week…

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Meet our new PhD-student, Ana

Ana Ines Rodrigues is the newest PhD-student to join the ArcInTexETN programme. Ana is usually placed at Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels (Edinburgh) but is currently doing her secondment at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. It is WP4, and more specifically textile structures for adaptive and responsive clothing, that will be Ana’s focus in her…

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Making Everyday Futures

Troy had the unique opportunity to work with Dr. Jacqueline Naismith of the College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwharang. Together we made space suits imagining what a public park in space might be like.  The resulting publication is available at http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/everydayfutures/resources/artefact-blogs/6/  and reprinted here: Zero G° Choreographies Troy Nachtigall, Department of Industrial Design, Wearable Senses Lab, TU Eindhoven…

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