Teaching period II/2017
Students are familiar with traditional, new and experimental textile materials and production methods. They understand how to use textile materials and techniques as a form of expression. Students learn how to manage creative processes resulting in innovative products and collections and recognize the new opportunities in the field of textiles related to neighbouring disciplines. Students without knowledge of textile techniques learn the basics of knits and knitwear, printed fabrics and/or woven fabrics in basic studio courses integrated to this module. Engineering students learn to understand creative practices in the field of fashion and textile design. The ARTS students with previous knowledge in textile techniques can take a multidisciplinary ADDlab-workshop as a part of the course. In this workshop multidisciplinary ARTS/ENG teams work on collaborative projects combining science and technology with textile design practices.
Students explore traditional and/or experimental methods and manufacturing processes of textile materials and use them as a starting point for their individual projects. The approach is experimental and practice-led and based on literature and own research. Some techniques experimented during the course are experimental embroidery, 3D-printing and laser cutting. The content is adapted to the student’s skillset. ADDlab studies and a collaborative project with engineering students (AaltoENG) is offered as part of the course for students with previous knowledge of textile techniques and processes. The ADDLab-project or 1-2 textile studio courses can be integrated to this module according to the personal study plan.
Combining textile studio courses to Experimental Textile Design-course: after making the personal study plan and getting the approval by the professor, the student applies to the Basic Printing, Basic Knitting, Woven Fabrics - Material and Structure or Textile Collection: Processes and Finishings -courses separately. Applying to the Addlab-workshop is done during the personal study plan sessions and during the first meetings. Only 1 to 2 studio courses can be integrated to Experimental Textile Design.
Additional info: Requires students full time commitment in this module.
First priority is given to Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design 1st year MA-students who have this course accepted in their personal study plan. Max. 20 students