Credits: 2

Schedule: 08.04.2019 - 10.04.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

workshop teachers: Margareta Zetterblom and Jyoti Kapur from the Swedish School of Textiles, the University of Borås
responsible teacher: Maarit Salolainen
contact and information: Tiina Paavilainen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students expand or deepen their professional skills by participating international workshops in Finland or abroad.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The content of the workshop varies according the theme. The workshop usually includes pre-assignment, an intensive teaching period, assignments in team or individually and critic session.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

In this workshop, the students utilize sensorial approach to designing by exploring how smells and sounds in a space become materials used in conceptual material / spatial designing. The students scope methods and ways of articulation through multi-modal techniques such as textile¬, 3D sketching, sound recording, filming and photography. The results of the workshop will be spatial installations, videos or material exploration boards.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, excursions, tutoring, individual and team work, assignments, learning diary, Evaluation: To be defined according the theme and the content.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

The workshop is aimed for the MA-students in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design, in Interior Architecture and in Contemporary Design. The project consists of a pre-assignment prepared in advance for the workshop as well as contact teaching, individual work and critique during the workshop. The participants of the workshop will work in the groups of 3 students. The workshop is 2 credits.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Depends from the workload, e.g.

2 cr = 54 h

10 cr = 270 h

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Aimed for: Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA-students, Interior Architecture MA-students, Contemporary Design MA-students
Students: 21 students

Extent: 2 credits
Hours: 55h
- pre-assignment 8h
- contact teaching during the workshop 24h
- individual work 20h
- critique 4h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

TBA; workshop might have specific prerequisites (previous studies, experience, skills etc.)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5 or pass-fail

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In WebOodi, or directly to the planning officer



Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

 Workshop information will be announced in INTO on by e-mail (only

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

The workshop is organized by the senior lecturer Margareta Zetterblom (PhD) and the researcher Jyoti Kapur (PhD) from the Swedish School of Textiles, the University of Borås.

Senior lecturer Margareta Zetterblom (PhD)

Educated textile designer at the Swedish School of Textiles with specialisation in textile sound design. I have also been working as product developer and textile interior designer at Acqwool Development AB. Artistic projects designing space defining textile art installations in public spaces have also been part of my professional career.

Since four years I am the program director for the Bachelor education in Textile
Design at the Swedish School of Textiles and I am teaching in design methodology and weaving both BA and MA level. Within my research capacities I have developed a Sound Lab at the department where I run workshops with the students in textile sound design.

Currently I am working with an ongoing research project founded by the Swedish Research Council Urban Materiality together with partners from the Academy of arts and craft and the architectural department at Chalmers University of Technology. The focus of this project is on textile facade materials absorbing or diffusing sound in the urban landscape.

Researcher Jyoti Kapur (PhD)

Specialised in knitwear fashion design from India, I have been practicing my profession since 1996 across different countries - India, Germany, China and Switzerland. In addition, I did a Master’s Degree in Textile and Clothing Technology in Germany, graduating with a Best Graduate Award from VDI- 2005, Baden Wuerttemberg and an Award for Outstanding Achievement of a foreign Student from DAAD-2004. Later I graduated with Master of Arts in Transdisciplinarity from Switzerland, before joining the PhD doctoral studies in Design, within the ArcInTexETN network H2020 project in, Sweden.

Through the artistic research, I connect textiles to spatial design through olfaction. I explore ways to understand the invisible materiality within the research practice and also ways of its representation when designing spaces. Through olfactive interactions in relation to body in space, this research is looking at the tactile sense as one way of representation and by creating an experiential environment where the dimension of smell in designing spaces can be perceived.


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