TEXTILE INTERSECTIONS is a two-day conference and three-day exhibition of works organised by the Textile Design Research Group at Loughborough University in collaboration with Royal College of Art, Queen Mary University London exploring collaborations in textile design research to be held at Loughborough University in London between 12 – 14 of September 2019. It is a follow on from the Intersections Conference held in London in 2017.
FOCUSING ON FOUR THEMES of textiles and architecture, textiles and interactions, textile materialities processes, and critical textiles we are interested in topics related to connections and cross- or interdisciplinary collaborations furthering research in the field of textiles and textile design. What is the nature of collaborations textiles are susceptible to establish with other disciplines and which are the outgrowths for each discipline? How are these collaborations initiated? What makes a successful collaboration leading to innovative research? What are the issues? Why collaborate?
A RELATED EVENT will be held at ENSAP Lille in October 2019, organised by Clotilde Félix-Fromentin.
For paper presentations: a 200 – 300 words abstract for a conference contribution no later than 25th of March 2019 via EasyChair. The authors should also mention the track they are opting for.
Abstracts will be double – blind peer reviewed and accepted authors will be invited to submit full papers (3000-4000 words) by 9th of June 2019. The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Conference contributors may be invited to submit to special issues in acknowledged journals after the conference.
There will be a further call for exhibition contributions in Spring 2019. The exhibition will show work which demonstrates textile design research through collaboration and cross/interdisciplinary practice. This could be practice resulting from collaboration, a collection of research samples illustrating a conference submission or collaborative research.
- Deadline for submission of abstracts: 25th of March 2019
- Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 18th of April 2019
- Deadline for submission of full papers: 9th of June 2019
- Deadline for exhibition proposals: 9th of June 2019
- Notification of acceptance: 17th of July 2019