Autonomous textiles: the future of heritage
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.