In connection with “Design Education 50: 9 Faces of Design Lecture Series”

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 6.00pm

Apollo Bookstore
Solaris Centre, 2nd floor
Estonia puiestee 9
11314 Tallinn

The Estonian Academy of Arts cordially invites you to attend the launch event of Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age, recently published by Bloomsbury. The book presents an overview of the concept and role of craft in textile creation and digital technology and the current context and approach taken to the crafting of contemporary digital textiles.

Editors: Nithikul Nimkulrat (Estonian Academy of Arts, EE), Faith Kane (Massey University, NZ) and Kerry Walton (Loughborough University, UK).


6.00pm – 6.45pm
Welcome and presentations about textile design in the digital era by contributors to the book

• Kerry Walton (Loughborough University, UK) - "New Creative Opportunities: Textiles, Education & Context"
• Anne Louise Bang (Design School Kolding, DK) - "Hand Weaving, Digital Tools and Textile Design Education in Denmark"
• Susan Carden (Heriot-Watt University, UK) - "A Novel Process within Digitally Printed Textile Design"
• Katherine Townsend (Nottingham Trent University, UK) - "Closely Held Secrets: Embodied Knowledge in Fashion and Textile Practice"

6.45pm – 7.00pm
An informal conversation chaired by Dr Nithikul Nimkulrat (Professor and Head of Department of Textile Design, Estonian Academy of Arts) exploring the themes addressed in the book and the future of textile design education

7.00pm – 7.10pm Q&A
7.10pm – 7.30pm Reception

The book launch is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.