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A live discussion event exploring current research activities within the field of textiles and technology.
Maurin Donneaud is a freelance designer specialized in e-textile and sound design. He designs textile interfaces for electronic live performances and art installations. His research consists of rehabilitating gesture into digital media handling, to enrich Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and enhance arts and crafts through the use of smart technologies. He is also Involved in textile design schools to highlight the richness and creative potential of the e-textile practice.
Giulia Tomasello is a designer innovating in women’s healthcare combining biotechnology and interactive wearables. Winner of Worth Partnership, Re-FREAM and STARTS Prizes awarded from EU Horizon 2020 for her projects Rethinking the Bra, Alma and Future Flora. This year winner of World Omosiroi Japanese Award for her multidisciplinary work. By designing alternative scenarios and acting as creative thinker, Giulia questions our notions of wellbeing to develop innovative tools in the intersection of medical and social sciences. Coded Bodies is her teaching platform designed to learn basics of soft wearables and the exploration of biological textiles. She is currently visiting lecturer at Politecnico of Milano.
With a background in visual arts, textile design and cultural anthropology, Tincuta was awarded her PhD in aesthetics and arts sciences from Paris 1 University Pantheon - Sorbonne (France) in 2012 with a thesis on the foundations of electronic and reactive textiles’ aesthetics. Her PhD thesis examines the changes that had occurred in the field of textiles in the context of digital production technologies and the introduction of new textile materials, nano-technologically treated.
For now, under what she labels as “aesthetics of imperceptibility”, she is investigating the aesthetic issues of nano-materiality and electro-magnetism in textiles and the fabrication issues related to reactive textiles.
Since 2017 she is Senior Lecturer in Textiles at Loughborough University.
This event is part of Arts Week, an exciting and diverse programme of online events from Loughborough University's creative community. View the full programme of events.