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INTERSECTIONS: Collaborations in Textile Design Research

Please see below for an interesting conference in textiles. Abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2017.

Professor Martyn Evans
Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre


INTERSECTIONS: Collaborations in Textile Design Research | Conference and Exhibition
13 September 2017 | Loughborough University in London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

INTERSECTIONS is a one-day conference with exhibition of work organised by the Textile Design Research Group at Loughborough University exploring collaborations in textile design research to be held at Loughborough University in London on 13 September 2017.

INTERSECTIONS is interested in case studies which reveal unusual connections and cross- or interdisciplinary collaborations furthering research in the field of textiles and textile design.  How are these initiated? What makes a successful collaboration leading to innovative research? What are the issues? Why collaborate?

Topics may include:

  • Collaborations with society, industry, institutions
  • Applied textile thinking
  • Materials
  • Processes
  • Integrated digital practice
  • Craft, hands-on design, hand processes
  • Emerging technologies
  • SMART, functional, wearable, interactive textiles
  • Well-being
  • Sustainability

Abstracts will be peer reviewed and accepted authors will be invited to submit full papers (3000-5000 words) by 31 May 2017.  Conference contributors may be invited to submit to a Special Issue of the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice.

The exhibition will show work which demonstrates textile design research through collaboration and cross/interdisciplinary practice.  This could be practice resulting from collaboration, a collection of research samples illustrating a conference submission or collaborative research.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts – 28 February 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts – 17 March 2017
  • Deadline for submission of full papers – 31 May 2017
  • Deadline for exhibition proposals – 31 May 2017
  • Deadline for submission of exhibition work – 31 August 2017


For paper presentations: a 200-300 word abstract for a conference contribution with a 100 word author biography no later than 28 February 2017 to INTERSECTIONS@lboro.ac.uk

For exhibition application: a 200-300 word proposal of work with up to 4 related images (maximum size 1MB) and a 100 word artist biography no later than 31 May 2017 to INTERSECTIONS@lboro.ac.uk

For enquiries, please contact: INTERSECTIONS@lboro.ac.uk<mailto:INTERSECTIONS@lboro.ac.uk>

Conference Website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/staff-research/intersections