Woven research: a symposium

This one-day symposium coincides with the end of Hella Jongerius’ exhibition "Interlace, woven research". It brings together designers, design and art historians, curators and researchers to address a series of themes including: weaving and clothing’s production and economic futures, designers’ engagement with material culture and the locale, and how contemporary practices and technologies enable the development of ancestral weaving techniques.

Schedule
10.30: Doors open, coffee served
Morning moderated by Alice Rawsthorn (design critic and writer)
11.00: Anne Röhl (art historian)
11.30: Pascale Gatzen (artist, educator and fashion designer)
12.00: Roundtable discussion
13.00: Lunch break

Afternoon moderated by Catherine Geel
14.30: Yemi Awosile (designer)
15.00: Christien Meindertsma (designer)
15.30: Break
15.45: Flavia Carraro (anthropologist)
16.15: Christel Vesters (writer, curator and teacher)
17.00: Open discussion and Q&A

The day will conclude with the launch and signing of the book "Interlace, woven research" published by Lafayette Anticipations and designed by Irma Boom, in presence of Hella Jongerius and Irma Boom
Talk
Lafayette Anticipations
Friday 06 Sep 2019
from 11 am to 06 pm


Full. With simultaneous interpretation into English and French


Vue du Symposium Recherche Tactile © Lafayette Anticipations
Symposium Recherche Tactile, Conclusion of the morning moderated by Alice Rawsthorn © Lafayette Anticipations
Symposium Recherche Tactile, Conclusion of the afternoon moderated by Catherine Geel © Lafayette Anticipations
woven_research_en.pdf

Comprehensive program of the symposium
Woven research part.1
Woven research part.2

Participants

The designer Hella Jongerius (born in 1963) has become known for the manner in which she fuses industry and craft, high- and low-tech, traditional and contemporary.
After graduating from Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993, she founded the Jongeriuslab studio, where she has pursued independent projects and also created products for major clients, including Maharam (New York), KLM, Kvadrat rugs and Royal Tichelaar Makkum (Netherlands), Ikea (Sweden) and Vitra (Basel). She has been the Art Director for colours and materials at Vitra for many years.

Hella Jongerius leads on the same front fundamental research and industrial developments. A little more than two years ago, she wrote with Louise Schouwenberg a manifesto entitled Beyond the New which conspired frenetic desire for novelty in production, highlighting the need for common reference to fragile know-how, in ethical and societal considerations. This text but also the entire career of Hella Jongerius has a considerable influence on younger generations of creators.

Works by Hella Jongerius have been shown at museums and galleries such as Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and MoMA (New York), Design Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Moss Gallery (New York) and Galerie kreo (Paris). In 2017 Hella Jongerius was awarded the Sikkens Prize.
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Alice Rawsthorn est une critique de design primée et auteure des livres Design as an Attitude et Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, tous deux acclamés par la critique.
Sa chronique hebdomadaire sur le design pour le New York Times a été diffusée dans le monde entier pendant plus d'une décennie. Conférencière de premier plan dans le domaine du design, Alice a pris la parole lors d'importants événements mondiaux, dont le TED et le Forum économique mondial de Davos. Née à Manchester et basée à Londres, Alice est présidente des conseils d'administration de la Hepworth Wakefield Art Gallery dans le Yorkshire et de la Chisenhale Gallery à Londres. Membre fondatrice de Writers for Liberty campaign for human rights, elle a reçu l'Ordre de l'Empire britannique (OBE) pour services rendus au design et aux arts.
Historienne du design, Catherine Geel est commissaire d’exposition et éditrice, directrice artistique et directrice de projet.
Professeure titulaire des écoles nationales supérieure d’art (France), elle enseigne l’histoire et la théorie du design à l’ENSAD Nancy, l’ENS Paris-Saclay, et Sciences Po Paris. Elle est chercheure associée au Centre de recherche en design (ENS Paris-Saclay -Ensci-Les Ateliers), et membre de comités ou conseils scientifiques (revue bilingue de recherche franco-suisse Raddar, conseil scientifique de la Cité du design etc.). Elle a fondé T&P Work UNit, une unité de travail sur des textes et des projets en design, avec Marie Lejault, et Sophie Breuil. En 2019, Catherine Geel est commissaire de pavillon français à la Triennale de design de Milan. En septembre 2019, elle est l’auteure de Les Grands textes du design commentés par Catherine Geel… (Paris : IFM/Regard), Extended French Theory and the Design Field…On Nature and Ecology. A Reader (T&P Work Unit) et Staatliches Bauhaus cent pour cent, avec 50 contributeurs français (designers, graphistes, théoriciens etc.).