Joanna Berzowska presents opening keynote at FashionTech Festival

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Fashiontech Festival (FTF) is an international event bringing together fashion designers, engineers, start-ups, and major IT companies invested in developing the future of design for smart clothing and accessories. FTF will feature conferences, exhibitions, and a fashiontech hackathon mentored by a panel of international experts.

May 26, McCord Museum

9h15-9h30

*Opening Keynote: “Future Textiles: enabling a fashion revolution” Joanna Berzowska, Professor & Research Dean, Concordia University / XS Labs

New research in fibre technology, involving biology, organic chemistry, material science, and electronics is creating future fibres capable of making textiles that sense your heartbeat, change colour and shape, or otherwise interact with your body and your environment. We are training the next generation of designers who will be able to harness the full potential of these interactive textiles to enable the fashion revolution.

*This talk will be held in English.

More on the festival website, here.

See the Concordia University article about the festival, here.

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