Exhibiting in this showcase are ten graduate master and bachelor textile design students from The Swedish School of Textiles. Coming from different backgrounds and working with various subjects within the broad field of textiles, we share a fundamental perspective on the importance of connecting people and materials. This knowledge empowers us to question and challenge the design problems of today and tomorrow.Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Francisca Venegas, Hannah Ax, Hanna Klasson, Kathryn Walters, Katrine Krull, Phyllis Hahn, Ronja Schweiger, Roxana Benea, Tanja Marie Nitsche.
Textiles are fundamental to human existence; they surround us and influence us. This exhibition explores human needs in relation to textiles and communicate a new philosophy of how needs can be met through textiles. Inviting playfulness, interaction and reflection, Textile Matter will trigger the senses and open up for dialogue with the visitor.
Our work is fundamentally speculative. Each piece belongs to different projects that explore different elements of textile design, in method, technique and concept. Together, our projects situate us in a world where textiles are fundamental to human needs and human senses. We posit a future beyond the conventional, pushing the boundaries of textile design.
Similarly to textiles, architecture is an inherent part of everyday life. Through its alternative materials and spatial qualities, it can cultivate a unique bond with the users. As a part of this exhibition, the Haptic Flesh project speculates on the role that the architectural substance, together with its expressive means, including tactility, coloration and volume, can play in the creation of this bond.