Design Ahead

Design Ahead is a new program of lectures and Workshops organized by the Design Department at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. I was invited for a lecture and a short Workshop to inform about future developments in Design. I very much enjoyed the robotic music with Moritz Simon Geist, learning about neuronal networks with Nikolai…

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Listening and Making Sounds

Each Listener by act of ‘listening’ effects the field and thus the form. The form affects the listener in a dance of reflections in the space between. Pauline Oliveros I and my colleague researcher Linnea Bågander from The Swedish School of Textiles made an experimental workshop based on Listening and Making Sounds. I was inspired by…

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LISTENING MODES

Workshops  I was giving two workshops “Listening Modes” in Vilnius Academy of Arts (Design Week 2016) and The Swedish School of Textiles (ArcInTex Network Meeting). During the workshops participants were bringing the awareness of micro sounds/amplified/filtered sounds and exploring the listening modes using different forms of low-tech and high-tech sound mirrors/amplifiers. The collected reflections from…

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Structure & Scale | WP3 workshop

Last April WP3 met at The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, to explore aspects of structure and scale, within the context of the interior, in order to reimagine how spaces can be conceived and experienced. Focusing on the elasticity of knitted textiles, combined with tensional elements, we developed a series of basic models that, through sketching, prototyping…

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Growing Bioplastic

Design Week 2016, Vilnius Academy of Art I gave a hands-on workshop with bio-degradable material in Vilnius Academy of Art. Design Week’16 events were focused on the sustainability. During the workshop “Growing Bioplastic” students were trying 3 different recipes for making their own bioplastic. Students were experimenting with the quality of dryness and thickness as well. They…

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Meeting a stranger

Material exploration Acrylic film and carbon powder I set out to build Electro Active Polymer modules with an elastic and adhesive acrylic film (3M VHB tape 4910) and carbon powder. When one of the modules broke, I started playing with the material, handling it, touching it… I was fascinated by its extreme elasticity, its soft…

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Invisible Value of the Wearables: Adding Sound to Textile and Objects

Workshop and lectures by Vidmina Stasiulyte, DESIGN WEEK 2016   SOUNDING OBJECTS I was giving the 4 days hands-on workshop “Sounding Objects” and two lectures “Sonic-haptic values of the wearables”, “Sonic-haptic interfaces in the fashion design” during the Design Week’16 in Vilnius Academy of Arts. The visual perception is the most common form in the field of…

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