Placement: University of Borås
ESR 4 / Designing adaptive and responsive textiles (textile and fashion design)
Work Package 2 / Textile thinking for adaptive and responsive architecture – the scale of the building
Secondment 1: Vilnius Academy of Arts (autumn 2016)
Secondment 2: Ludvig Svensson, Kinna, Sweden (autumn 2017)
Title of Research
Smells: Olfactive dimension in designing textile architecture
Jyoti Kapur, born in India. She is a knitwear designer and has been working in the fashion industry since 1996. She has had her formal education (Bachelors) in textiles with a specialization (Masters) in knitwear at NIFT, New Delhi, India. She started her career in the knitwear industry in Ludhiana also called as “Manchester of India” the knitwear industrial city. In 2002 she moved to Europe and studied further in Germany, she graduated with a Best Graduate Award from VDI- 2005, Baden Wuerttemberg and an Award for Outstanding Achievement of a foreign Student from DAAD-2004. She holds a Master’s Degree in Textile and Clothing Technology from Reutlingen University/ Albstadt-Sigmaringen University. With her vast knitwear knowledge and experience she joined as Designer for the acclaimed knitting machine manufacturer, Stoll GmbH Germany at their Design Centre in Shanghai, China. Later she moved to Zurich, Switzerland to continue her passion for knitwear fashion. Parallel to that she studied part-time at the Zurich University of Arts, where she graduated with a Master of Arts in Transdisciplinarity.