LDB Sessions

Autonomous textiles: the future of heritage

7 Jun 2023 15:00 - 16:00 The Screening Room

Creating textiles is an ancient craft, weaving together social, political and economic histories and revealing the composition of civic fabrics. Often pigeonholed by the broader heritage label, disciplines such as textiles can carry a reputation for exclusivity, or looking backwards to bygone eras, but today, textiles are being revitalised for the future by smart technology and innovations in material design.


  • Ruba Alkhaldi: co-designer & co-curator of the Saudi Arabia pavilion

  • Dr. Mingjing Lin: Lecturer in Fashion Technologies at Kingston School of Art

  • Francesco Mazzarella: Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Design for Social Change at London College of Fashion

  • Moderator: Katherine May: Lecturer in MA Fashion at Goldsmiths University and Associate Lecturer in MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art.

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