What is the connection between failures, trials and succesful projects?
Join us for a round table with researchers/artists to critically reflect upon this issue and view our own failures and trials differently.

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Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Senior Research Fellow at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, and Academic Lead for Early Career Researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London.
She has edited numerous books and chapter contributions on textiles, technology, performance and practice research and was one of the founding editors of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture. She currently works on The Enchanted Cloth research project which aims to reinvigorate some of the wealth of textiles in the archives of museum by studying and reworking historic techniques and imagery. We examine the social implications and privilege of wearing precious metal threads in the past and how wearable technologies can indicate status while facilitating social connections in real time.

Teresa Almeida is an artist, researcher and designer interested in human/woman-centered approaches to designing interactions and prototypes as catalysts for discussion, mainly on topics of taboo. Her long-term goal is to design technologies that can assist social justice pursuits and have the potential to vastly improve women’s experiences in health transactions, choices, and rights. In 2017 she started Bitness, a platform that aims to empower women by applying research to improving quality of life and social equity through design. Currently, she is a postdoc in Media Technology and Interaction Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

施 惟 捷 / Shih Wei Chieh / wear or not to wear is a media artist, e-textile prototype designer and a self-taught material researcher, graduated from Media Communication Design of Taipei Shih Chien University in 2010, he now works as a full time artist and e-textile consultant bases in Taipei. His wearable works has been presented by many global events such as CTM Festival Berlin, SXSW, Adafruit, Youfab Tokyo, Modern Body Festival 2016, etc. He also use laser as material massively in his audiovisual and Cyanotype works, his early practice for laser audiovisual focus on the synthetic, synchronic relation between laser graphics and digital audio samples at sonic rate; another work of him “Laser Dye” explores the UV photosensitive processing and ancient photography rephrasing, digital fabrication for fashion clothing. He’s also the founder of Tribe Against Machine, this new project invites new media artists to collaborate with traditional textile communities, to explore new position for both sides.

Tincuta Heinzel is an artist, scholar and curator interested in the relationship between art and technoscience, with a special focus on smart textiles and wearable technologies.

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Proiectul este inițiat de: Tincuța Heinzel și Hillevi Munthe și organizat de Asociația 2580 în colaborare cu Asociația Salonul de proiecte și ZEST Collective.

Parteneri: Nod makerspace București, Piksel Festival Bergen, Universitatea de Arhitectură și Urbanism „Ion Mincu” București, Universitatea Națională de Arte București, Universitatea din Oradea, Kaustik București.
Parteneri media: Observator Cultural, Arhitext, Zeppelin.
Proiect cultural co-finanţat de Administraţia Fondului Cultural Naţional, de Consiliul Norvegian pentru Artă și de Asociația Norvegiană pentru Arte și Meserii.

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