Soft Landing – 3rd Cumulus Think Tank to be launched in Paris

during the Cumulus conference To get there: designing together
Paris, France

Soft Landing

Soft Landing is a collection of essays that pinpoints where fashion and textile education is today and where it may shift in the future. Initiated by Cumulus’s Fashion and Textile WG, the essays in this volume address critical questions for fashion and textiles. They shed light on different ideas, approaches, problems, and solutions from teaching and research, as well as contemplating the future trajectory and evolution of fashion and textile education. Will the landing be soft or with turbulence?

Editors:

Nithikul Nimkulrat Professor and Head of Department of Textile Design, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Ulla Ræbild Assistant Professor and Head of MA Program PLANET – design for sustainable development, Design School Kolding, Denmark
Anna Piper Lecturer in Fashion, Knitwear and Textile Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Join the meeting:

Fashion and textile WG
13.30 – 15.30 – Ensaama 306

The Fashion and Textiles Working Group (FTWG) focuses on education and research within
the field of fashion and textiles. FTWG provides its members with an academic forum for
knowledge transfer and development in fashion and textile design higher education and with
relevant information about the educational, research and cultural policies of different
countries regarding our respective field, with a goal of reaching excellence and innovations
in fashion and textiles while promoting cooperation and partnership between member
institutions through projects and publications. FTWG also stimulates a dialogue between
Cumulus and DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG) when
possible.

13.30–15.00 Book presentation of Soft Landing, Cumulus Think Tank publication No. 3

13.30–13.40 Introduction
Nithikul Nimkulrat, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Ulla Ræbild, Design School Kolding, Denmark

13.40–14.00 Reshaping Fashion Education for the 21st Century World
Paola Bertola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

14.00–14.20 New Materiality: “Making Do” and Making Connections
Lydia Pearson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

14.20–14.40 On Researching and Teaching Textile Design: Examples at The Swedish School of Textiles
Delia Dumitrescu and Hanna Landin, The Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden

14.40–15.00 Opportunities of Interactive Textile-Based Design for Education Tools for Children with Various Spectrums of Alertness Sensitivities
Nithikul Nimkulrat, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia

15.00–15.20 From Fashion Pusher to Garment Usher?
How Fashion Design students at Design School Kolding Currently Explore Their Future Role in Society
Ulla Ræbild, Design School Kolding, Denmark

15.20–15.30 Open discussion / Wrapping up

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