KISDtalk "Artisanal Textiles in Contemporary Contexts"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design , 02. November 2016

KISDtalk  (Bild: KISD)

Designer Marcia L. Weiss from Philadelphia University (USA) will in this lecture discuss the past, present, and future of textile design and its interrelations to other scientific disciplines. The talk will be held in English language.

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KISDtalk: "Artisanal Textiles in Contemporary Contexts"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


  • 02. November 2016
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Cologne


free of charge


KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


Marcia L. Weiss, Textile Designer, Philadelphia University (USA)


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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With the global nature of design, artists and designers find inspiration in a wide range of international cultures. Some connect with aesthetics rooted in historic techniques, some with current, culturally significant artisanal textiles.
Two such textiles – Central Asian ikats and Malian bogolan – are distinctive techniques that exhibit identifiable color and pattern. Central Asian ikats, for example, from nineteenth century oasis towns, convey messages about social rank, age, origin, and in addition to being beautiful, about complex compositions.
These labor-intensive artisanal techniques have been adopted by artists and designers as rich sources of inspiration and maybe can serve as tools to counterbalance the global manifestation of technology.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give open space for an open-minded and profound analysis of current and future issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The KISDtalks always take place on Tuesday (due to a public holiday on November 1, 2016, this talk will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016) at 5.30 pm. The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event and free of charge.

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