ANNOUNCING THE TEXTILE SUMMIT 2019!

registration will open in May

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS

We are accepting applications to speak at Materiality & Method. Please email us with your name and CV, a title and brief description of your proposed talk, and how the content relates to the theme of this year’s summit. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: April 15.

 

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

We are accepting applications for workshops related to the Summit theme. These can be all-day classes or short-form; hands-on or demonstrations; geared to a professional audience or to beginners. Please email us with your name and CV, a title and brief description of your proposed workshop, and why you think the workshop relates to materiality or method. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: April 15.

 

MATERIALITY & METHOD

THE RESPONSE TO OUR INAUGURAL TEXTILE SUMMIT was better than we could have dreamed. A full house gathered to share insights on ideas and practices related to “Mindful Materials.” Artists, designers, and educators discussed the challenges and responses of plotting a course toward a sustainable future.

We will be gathering again September 28-29th for MATERIALITY & METHOD, in which we will turn our focus to how artists and designers approach material, and how they manipulate, re-imagine, and transcend its use and possibilities.

The Summit will feature speakers from a range of disciplines, a pecha kucha, and a late afternoon trunk show aka show-and-tell with cocktail hour. Sunday will feature multiple related workshops, geared to professionals and enthusiasts.

Many of last year’s guests remarked that what they valued most about the summit was the opportunity to meet and talk to so many engaged, curious people working across multiple textile-based disciplines. While the speakers offered insight and inspiration, the time between talks and during meals was where participants were able to dive deeper into ideas and develop connections. We hope you are all as enthusiastic about this next version of the Summit as we are! We look forward to seeing you there!

We’ll share more details as the date approaches, including opening applications for the pecha kucha slots and the trunk show / show-and-tell. Look for these last two in early Summer.


IMAGES FROM THE 2018 SUMMIT

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Looking for a refresher on the 2018 summit? Check out the details here.

photos by Cecily Brown