The geopolitical developments of the last few months have affected us all. The ETN conference planned for this May in St. Petersburg could not take place. We were very shocked and sad, because our network sees itself, among other things, as a bridge builder between nations and cultures. However, we are very pleased that we can now announce an alternative location and date for our conference:


SAVE THE DATE: November 3rd - 5th, 2022: ETN conference in Lodz/PL! 

The next ETN conference will take place on November 3-5, 2022 in Łódź, Poland. The conference is planned as a hybrid event. This means that an on-site presence will be possible, but participants and speakers may also take part online. Should the geopolitical or the Covid19 situation develop in a direction that makes a face-to-face conference completely impossible, the conference will be held at the same date as a purely online event. 

Łódź is a traditional textile town well known to many ETN members. There is a large textile museum, the "Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź", which is also home to a well-known international textile arts triennial. Chief Curator is ETN Board Member Marta Kowalewska. This year the event is taking place for the 17th time and has the motto "Entangled State". From 477 applications, a jury selected 57 works, which will be shown in a major exhibition between October 8, 2022 and April 15, 2023. More information about the Triennale is available here: https://cmwl.pl/public/informacje/17-miedzynarodowe-triennale-tkaniny,226 

We are very pleased that we can be guests at this special textile hotspot with our next ETN conference beginning of November. The theme of the conference is "CODES - Stories in Textiles". We look forward to interesting international speakers who will talk about the many facets of this topic. Contributions from the field of modern textile art, textile handicrafts as well as lectures that shed light on historical or ethnographic aspects can be expected.The conference logo shows so-called Khipus as a motif, knotted cords from the Inca culture in South America. These Khipus were used in times before the Spanish influence to archive various information using knots. During the conference we will hear an exciting talk by researcher Manuel Medrano on this topic.Of course, a visit to the Triennale and interesting exhibitions are also part of the conference program. A detailed schedule will be published shortly. Registration for the conference will start in August 2022. We will inform you about the details in our next newsletter. 


Network sessions during the ETN Conference – open call

Part of every ETN Conference are the popular network sessions. ETN members can present their own projects for a maximum of 10 minutes and with a maximum of 10 slides. The content does not have to relate to the conference topic "codes - stories in textiles" but should bring current aspects of the work of our members to the fore. For example, if you are working on a project for which you are looking for partners, if you want to promote an exhibition or a publication, the network sessions are the ideal space to share this information in the ETN community.

Anyone who would like to present something should send us an abstract of no more than 200 words and 2 photos including credits in landscape format by 15 August at the latest. Depending on the number of submissions, we may then have to select so as not to go beyond the scope. We look forward to your submissions and will then get in touch with you!