Architectonic Textiles (2011)

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Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Rin Bech, Erin Towsley
Hilde Hauan, Ingrid Aarset

A research and teaching workshop by CITA and Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

In October 2011, CITA led a research workshop with textile and arts students at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. The aim of the workshop was to explore how the logic of textiles challenges the way we think, design, and construct interior architecture. The students developed a series of spatial curtains that could suggest new ways of thinking the spaces we live in.

The workshop examined different textile hanging system and asked the students to develop site specific installations that challenge the traditional use of textiles in architecture. The workshop introduced the skills of Shibori dyeing, laser cutting textiles, and 2D and 3D modelling in Rhino. The students incorporated the digital technologies with their knowledge and techniques of craft.