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Participatory Textile Design – Getting Everybody More Involved

Marr, Anne (2014) Participatory Textile Design – Getting Everybody More Involved. In: Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces, 26-27 November 2014, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Marr, Anne

This lecture introduced case studies of participatory research methods, which invite community engagement in order to enhance textile design practice. Participatory design has been successfully used as a design method in urban and product design. Textile designers can adapt and expand these methods for their own practice in order to create more empathetic design solutions.

Threads and Yarns, an intergenerational textile project exploring personal accounts of health and well-being was set up as part of the Wellcome Trust’s 75th anniversary programme. Local senior residents engaged in creative making workshops and talked about their biomedical histories. The project demonstrated how communal crafting can be used as a cross-disciplinary activity.

Official Website: http://www.hud.ac.uk/schools/artdesignandarchitecture/events/transition/
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: participatory, health and well-being, community engagement, socio responsive, communal crafting, intergenerational
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Other Affiliations > Teaching and Professional Fellowships
Research Centres No Longer Active > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
Date: 27 November 2014
Related Websites: http://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/2011/07/06/threads-and-yarns/, http://www.tfrc.org.uk/threads-and-yarns-intergenerational-engagement-and-cross-disciplinary-research-through-textiles/
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Event Location: School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 14:42
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015 14:42
Item ID: 8350
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/8350

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