Tales from Weaving Futures: Powered by PechaKucha
Join some of the finest minds behind London's Underground design in London Transport Museum’s next Late Debate. Learn how design shapes our experiences and the impact it has on how we travel. A fun packed evening of circuit training for the brain. The event includes a double PechaKucha, brought to you by the designers, artists and industry professionals involved the Designology Weaving Futures studio programme.
Location: Cubic Theatre, Transport Museum
Time: 19:00 – 19:45 and 21:15 – 22:00
Host: Philippa Brock
Powered by PechaKucha events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights.
TBD – London Transport Museum
‘Celebrating Britain’s Transport Textiles’ touching on what we know (or don’t yet know) about trend, commissioning, design, and manufacturing.
Philippa Brock – Weaveshed
Philippa Brock is a digital jacquard woven textile researcher, designer, artist, tutor and curator, who explores innovative, self-folding, deployable 3D jacquard textiles which explore unusual combinations of design, weave structure and yarn- engineering. tfrc.org.uk/author/philippa / theweaveshed.org / thehoundstoothproject.com
Dominique Caplan – Gainsborough Weaving
Founded in 1903, Gainsborough Fine Weavers and Dye House embodies over a century of British craftsmanship. The entire production process from design, to hand-dyeing yarns, to weaving the finished fabrics takes place on the site they have occupied since 1924. They received the Royal Warrant from HM The Queen in 1980.Their willingness to support creative craftspeople in their endeavours remains a cornerstone of their offering. gainsborough.co.uk
Sarah Jackson – Technical Development Engineer at Camira Fabrics
Camira is an independent UK based company, originally founded in 1974 as Camborne Fabrics. Described as a young company with a very rich heritage, Camira cover a full range of processes; from yarn dyeing, through warping, weaving and textile finishing. They make 8 million metres of fabric a year, including a million metres for transport applications including London Moquette and sell to 70 countries around the world. camirafabrics.com
Rosie Green – Weaver, Weaving Futures
Rosie Green will be representing herself as well as her role as a London Transport Museum Weaving Futures weaver.
Rita Parniczky – Artist www.ritaparniczky.com
Rita Parniczky's practice encompasses visual art, installation and performance. Parniczky works with photography, found objects and sculptural materials combined with light. Her immersive installations and performances investigate ideas based on scale, materiality, time, change and human experience. www.ritaparniczky.com
Samuel Plant Dempsey – Product & Critical Designer
Samuel Dempsey is a Product Designer at Transport for London designing more effective solutions for Transport in London across all modes, from walking to trains. Collaborating with experts, from electrical engineers to textile weavers to create innovative designs through rigorous research that are both highly effective and aesthetically engaging. design-plant.co.uk
Larissa Kunstel-Tabet and Renee Verhoeven – Takram
Founded in 2006, Takram is a creative innovation firm with studios in Tokyo and London. Specialists in concept, product and experience design, they work with leading international businesses and institutions across transportation, automotive, consumer products and technology, retail, finance and media. Renee is a Dutch born whose projects have addressed manufacturing processes and material sciences to speculative economics and the interpretation of technological progress. Larissa is a design engineer and has worked previously for the London Underground, BBC, Citymapper and fashion technology company Studio XO. takram.com
Linda Florence – Printed textile designer and senior lecturer Central Saint Martins
Linda Florence produces bespoke hand printed wallpaper and installation artwork for eminent public, commercial and private interiors. Florence’s printing techniques incorporate a mixture of traditional and new technologies including silk screen-printing, ceramic printing and laser cutting. Florence draws inspiration from the materials, craft practice and historic and social context of the project site and builds a narrative for each project. lindaflorence.co.uk
Dr. Priti Veja – Weft Lab
Dr. Priti Veja is a London based design researcher, smart materials & electronic textile (e-textile) consultant and lecturer. Alongside her research work, Priti lectures at Central Saint Martins, London where she teaches on the BA Textile Design course. weft-lab.com
Nadia Ricketts – BeatWoven®
Award winning, avant-garde textiles label BeatWoven® pioneers globally in pattern exploration with its couture fabrics for the prestige interior design market. Through innovation, woven pattern and form is reinvented, fabric aesthetic is challenged and music, fashion and lifestyle are linked. Each couture fabric creates a conversational art piece ready to contribute to an interior landscape of curiosity and emotional connection. beatwoven.co.uk