Textiles and Technology

  • 6pm
  • Online event (Zoom)
  • Free
  • Open to all
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Booking information

The talk and discussion will take place via Zoom. The login details to access this meeting will be emailed to you closer to the event. Please make sure you have downloaded Zoom and/or updated it in advance of the talk.

Contact information

LU Arts
01509 222948
Talk, Discussion

A live discussion event exploring current research activities within the field of textiles and technology.

The event will feature short presentations by Giulia Tomasello, Ricardo Nascimento and Maurin Donneaud followed by an open discussion. The event will be introduced and moderated by Tincuta Heinzel.
Ricardo O'Nascimento investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices. O'Nascimento is interested in a multidisciplinary approach to create new means of communication and experiences that challenge and challenge human perception. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at Loughborough University (UK), where he investigates the uses of electronic textiles in haptic interfaces. 

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.

Tincuta Heinzel
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.

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