Transition: Rethinking Textiles and Surfaces

Transition-backgroundcropHuddersfield University Textile Department are holding a 2 day conference.

Textiles and Surfaces have surrounded us in different forms for millennia. Fibres and materials made from bark, wood, sand, glass, and skin became early textiles and surfaces developing into the multi structural unconventional materials for interior, architectural and wearable functional design that inspire, create and evolve our relationship with materials, space and form in our contemporary environment today.

The Re-Thinking context of the conference questions the future of textiles and surfaces, the industry and the importance of higher education within this industry. The conference aims at examining the current and future developments in textiles and surfaces asking what is the future of the textile and surface industries?

Dates: 26th – 27th November 2014

Key note speakers

Li Edelkoort, A trend forecaster, curator, publisher and educator who constantly lives in the future. Made a Honorary Royal Designer for Industry in 2014 by the RSA for her pioneering and inspirational life’s work

David Shah, A publisher at Metropolitan Publishing BV(Textile View, View 2, Viewpoint, Pantone View Colour Planner, Textile View VFF China Assistant Professor Renmin University Beijing.

There will be papers being delivered covering topics pertinent to:

  • Science and Technology
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Craftsmanship and the Hand Made
  • Enterprise/Industry/Business

For more information about conference proceedings, hotel and venue information and registration

The  early bird rate has  been extended until the 1st October.

Conference Registration:
Early bird rate £375 (Includes lunch and refreshments for both days and evening meal on Wednesday 26th)

Full rate £420 (Includes lunch and refreshments for both days and evening meal on Wednesday 26th)

Full Conference only rate £400 (Includes lunch and refreshments during the day but not including wed evening meal)

Day rate £250 (Includes lunch and refreshments during the day but not including wed evening meal)

Student rate £275

(Menu and dietary requirements to follow closer to the conference)

Book now:
General enquiries:
+44 (0) 1484 471072

The conference is organised by Professor John Miles, Joanne Harris, Dr Pammi Sinha

images and text: Hudderrsfield University



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