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The 18th ETN CONFERENCE, including the General Assembly
XXXXOVER Borås 2017
Borås, Sweden, 13 - 19 September 2107
 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

XXXXOVER Borås 2017, the XVIII conference of the European Textile Network, ETN, aims to present a global perspective of the different textile practices and their interactions with a special focus on sustainable creativity and innovation in Textile Art&Design.

Organizers: ETN together with the Swedish Museum of Textiles and Nordic Textile Art association, NTA. With special thanks to the City of Borås!

Conference locations (to be completed):

Location 1: The Swedish Museum of Textiles at the Textile&Fashion Centre, Borås.
Location 2: The Scandic Plaza Hotel, Borås.
Location 3: Borås Museum.
Location 4: Rydals Museum.
Location 5: Abecita Museum. Borås.
Location 6: The Swedish School of Textiles. Textile&Fashion Centre, Borås.

Conference language: English

PRE-CONFERENCE (optional)

Wednesday, 13th September

  • Conference registration. Location 2
  • Workshop: Jacquard Weaving on the TC2. Vibeke Vestby. Venue: Textile Museum black room. A three-day workshop Workshop: Kasuri (Ikat) Weaving and
  • Beyond. Jun Tomita. Venue: Textile Museum DIY arena. A three-day workshop.
  • Thursday, 14th September

    • Conference registration. Location 2
    • Workshop: Jacquard Weaving on the TC2 . Vibeke Vestby. A three-day workshop.
    • Workshop: Kasuri (Ikat) Weaving and Beyond. Jun Tomita. A three-day workshop.
    • Workshop: Playing with Smells. Jyoti Kapur. Venue: Smart Textiles Studio Lab at the Swedish School of Textiles. A two-hour workshop.
    • Guided tours. In the morning. Timetables to be announced. Minimum 10 participants
    • The Textile Fashion Centre– textile studios and historic tour. 5 € per participant. Departing point: Entrance Hall at the Textile&Fashion Centre.
      • The Borås sculpture. 10 € per participant. Departing point location 2.
      • The Borås street art. 10 € per participant. Departing point location 2.
      • Textile Museum exhibitions. Free of charge.
      • Abecita Art Museum. There is an entrance fee.
      • Exhibition tours at satellite arenas.
    • Tour: Rydal half-day tour with exhibition opening and dinner. Half-day trip by bus, departure from the Scandic Hotel at 16:00. Visit to the Ljungbergs printing factory and shop and see Narrative Thread, the 10th Finnish Textile Association, TEXO, triennial plus the NTA exhibition at the Rydals museum. Arrival Scandic Hotel 23:00. Price including buffet dinner at Spinnaren in Rydal: 60€.

    Friday, 15th September

    • Conference registration. Location 2
    • Workshop: Jacquard Weaving on the TC2 . Vibeke Vestby. A three-day workshop.
    • Workshop: Kasuri (Ikat) Weaving and Beyond. Jun Tomita. A three-day workshop.
    • Tour to Gothenburg. One-day trip by bus, departure from Scandic hotel at 08:30. Unfortunately the Röhsska Museum is closed but we will visit the Stadsmuseet and the Konstepidemin (a cultural center with artists' studios and galleries) and the Academy of Design and Crafts where we will get a guided tour through the different textilelabs and  get  a presentation of two ongoing research projects by artists Emelie Röndahl and Birgitta Nordström. Return trip to Boras at 17:30. Price includes entry fees, a coffee, lunch and transportation. 90€ aprox. (exact price to be determined soon).
    • Lecture: Textile Art and Graffiti. Jonathan Josefsson. 15:00 - 16:00. Venue: Flamenska Gallery. Price: 10 Euro per participant.

    CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

    Saturday, 16th September:

    TEXTILE FUTURES

    08:00 - 09:30 Last conference registration. Location 1
    09:30 - 10:00 Welcome by the organizers and the city of Borås.
    10:00 - 11:00 Lidewij Edelkoort, NL.
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break.
    11:30 - 12:00 Mats Johansson, SE, University of Boras - Head of Prototype Factory / Smart Textiles. Faculty of Textiles Department of Textile Technology. "What can smart textiles be in the future and how can we stop producing them in a stupid way".
    12:00 - 12:30 Bea Szenfeld, SE. Fashion artist.
    12:30 - 13:00 Christina Leitner and Andreas Selzer, A. Textile Zentrum Haslach. Educating in Textile Culture. The European Textil Network Project for the Next Years.
    I13:00 - 15:00 Lunch at the Textile&Fashion Centre restaurant.
    15:00 - 17:00 Networking sessions: 10-minute / 10-slide presentations.
    17:30 Grethe Sorensen, Nordic Award in Textiles. Exhibition opening. Venue: Abecita Museum.
    18:30 Opening NTA Exhibition Everyday Matter at the Textile Museum.
    19:00 Nordic Award in Textiles ceremony prior to conference dinner. Venue to be announced.
    19:30 Conference dinner (optional). Venue and price to be announced.

    Sunday, 17th September

    TEXTILE ART

    09:00 - 09:45 Linda Fagerström, SE. Current Situation and Trends in Contemporary Textile Art.
    09:45 - 10:30 Faig Ahmed, Azerbaiyan. A contemporary artist with a conceptual approach to traditional textiles.
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break.
    11:00 - 11:45 Jun Tomita, J. Building the Future from Tradition. Artist, teacher and author on kasuri weaving (ikat).
    11:45 - 12:30 Grethe Sørensen, DK. Nordic Award in Textiles.
    12:30 - 13:00 Catharine Ellis, USA & Joy Boutrup, DK. Science and Art: Textile Collaboration.
    13:00 - 15:00 Lunch at the Textile&Fashion Centre restaurant.
    15:00 - 17:00 Networking sessions: 10-minute / 10-slide presentations.
    17:00 - 20:00 ETN General Assembly. Venue to be announced.

    POST-CONFERENCE (optional)

    Monday, 18th September

    • Workshop: Printing on Cellulosic Fibres with Natural Dyes. Catharine Ellis & Joy Boutrup. Venue: Textile Museum printing studio. A two-day workshop.
    • Workshop: Art in Nature with Textile Materials. Hannah Streefkerk. Venue: Open air Borås Museum. A one-day workshop.
    • Workshop: Art wear in origami technique. Bea Szenfeld. Venue: Textile Museum DIY arena. A three-hour workshop.
    • Textile Industry and Art excursion in the region.
    • Guided tours:
    • The Borås sculpture. 10 € per participant.
    • The Borås street art. 10 € per participant.
    Tuesday, 19th September
    • Workshop: Printing on Cellulosic Fibres with Natural Dyes. Catharine Ellis & Joy Boutrup. A two-day workshop.
    • Workshop: Natural Dyes and Processes. Jeanette Schäring. Venue: Borås Museum Studio. A three-hour workshop.

    EXHIBITIONS PROGRAMME (in progress…)

    • Textile Museum 1: Faig Ahmed solo exhibition. Opens 6 May, 2017.
    • Textile Museum 2: Everyday Matter. Juried exhibition of Nordic Textile Art organized by NTA.
    • Textile Museum: TEXERE exhibition.
    • No Limit / Street Art.
    • Borås Museum: Letter to my Dear.
    • Abecita Konstmuseum: Grethe Sørensen Nordic Award in Textiles.
    • Ålgården Konstgrafiska verkstad: "Tusen nålar".
    • Jeanette Ölund gallery: Fredrik Nielsen & Britta Carlström.
    • Flaménska gården: Jonatan Josefsson.
    • Rydal Museum: TEXO, Finnish Textile Organization "Johtolanka" the 10th TEXO triennial. Opening 3 June.
    • Rydal Museum: NTA members exhibition works and result of workshop.
    • Vävkompaniet: Elisabeth Brenner Remberg.

    IMPORTANT!

    • Please keep in mind that this programme might still be subject to changes, specially regarding tours and opening ceremonies schedules.
    • Complete information about speakers, workshops, inscription fees and accommodation will be released soon when opening registration.
     

    A view of the Borås Textile & Fashion Centre
     
    The Smart Textiles Showroom
     
    Abecita Museum of Modern Art
     
    Lidewij Edelkoort keynote speaker at the 18th ETN conference
     
    Faig Ahmed artist and speaker at the 18th ETN conference
     
    The spinning machines at Rydals museum, venue of the Finnish Textile Association, TEXO, triennial and part of one of the 18th ETN conference tours
     
    Digital Weaving on the TC2. Part of the workshops programme of the 18th ETN conference
     
    Edge of the Day by Catharine Ellis. With Jo Boutrup co-speaker and co-leader of the Printing on Cellulosic Fibres with Natural Dyes workshop
     
    Wearable Art by Bea Szenfeld, fashion artist, conference speaker and leader of the Art Wear in Origami workshop
     
    Oiling. Handmade Woolen Carpet Faig Ahmed. 2012
     
    Land Art by Hannah Streefkerk. Leader of the workshop Art in Nature with Textile Materials
     
    Work by Jun Tomita, speaker and workshop leader in Kasuri Weaving