BA/MA Textile- and Surface Design

Future Textiles // Digital Crafts

The semester project focused on the combination of traditional textile techniques and the potentials of ‘digital fabrication’. In this context the use of digital tools was considered as an extension of human manual skills and its role for a contemporary understanding of craft, design and technology was examined. Especially the combination of digitally controlled processes (e.g. computer controlled weaving and knitting, parametric modelling and 3D-printing or e-textiles) in connection with current materials research has led to a whole spectrum of new possibilities in the field of textiles and flexible surface systems, which were to be explored in the project ‘Future Textiles – Digital Crafts’. Numerous guests and experts from the fields of textile design, design thinking and design research complemented the textile-technological orientation of the semester project. Translated with DeepL

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