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Beyond e-Textiles: sixth iterative workshop

Sixth biannual workshop of the Nordic network on smart light-conversion textiles beyond electric circuits (Nordic Programme for Interdisciplinary Research - NordForsk)
Beyond e-Textiles, sixth biannual workshop. Photo by Giulnara Launonen, Aalto University
On the photo: woolen sample from Kidka Wool Factory (Iceland)

The sixth biannual workshop of the 'Beyond e-Textiles' project was organized on November 5-8, 2023 at Iceland University of the Arts. The workshop agenda was as follows:

The sixth biannual workshop finalized the fifth iteration period of the project. The event explored speculative methods and artistic dimensions, and focused on speculative scenario building discussions.

Participating institutions:
-Aalto University (Aalto)
-University of Turku (UTU)
-VIA University College (VIA)
-University of Borås (UB)
-Iceland University of the Arts (IUA)

The first day of the programme commenced with a 'Meet and Greet' session and assembling of a prototype exhibition in the lobby of Iceland University of the Arts (IUA). It was followed by a public event where all the project teams presented their ongoing research to students and staff at IUA. The second half of the day was devoted to a scenario building workshop "Future Scenarios for Beyond e-Textiles applications". The team leaders also took part in the Steering Board meeting.

On the second day, all workshop participants were invited on a trip to the Northwest Iceland. We visited Kidka Wool Factory in Hvammstangi, The Textile Museum and The Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós. Each visit included a tour around the facilities and engaging discussions with local personnel.

The third and final day of the workshop involved reflections on the current state of the project and a visit to the Intelligent Instruments Lab at IUA.

This event was (partly) supported by NordForsk through the funding to Nordic network on smart light-conversion textiles beyond electric circuits, project number 103894.

More about 'Beyond e-Textiles' project

Workshop gallery

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*Photos by Giulnara Launonen, Aalto University (unless stated otherwise)

Workshop outcomes


Related content:

Beyond e-Textiles project

Nordic network on smart light-conversion textiles beyond electric circuits

Beyond e-Textiles webpage, main image. Image by Aalto University, Giulnara Launonen, Maija Vaara, Mithila Mohan

Multifunctional Materials Design

Group led by Professor Jaana Vapaavuori

MMD webpage main image. GIF image by Aalto University, Giulnara Launonen

Beyond e-Textiles: ENTANGLED

Prototype exhibition of the 'Beyond e-Textiles' project

Entangled exhibition, Beyond e-Textiles project.

ENTANGLED: Reimagining Textile Functionalities, Aesthetics and Sustainability (external link)

Aalto Virtual Exhibitions
Cooperating partners: Aalto University - VIA University College - University of Borås - University of Turku - Iceland University of the Arts

Entangled exhibition. Image by Mithila Mohan. Photo by Maija Vaara
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