Research Projects



Historic and digital technologies, including complex weaving, electronic fabrics and interactive garments are examined alongside crucial questions of sustainability, ethics and the environmental footprint of material practices. Experiments with methods, processes and interdisciplinary modes of thinking will shape the future of textiles, material objects and charged experiential spaces.

Current faculty-led projects:

Kelly Thompson — Material Codes, Ephemeral Traces (FRQSC-funded project).

Barbara Layne with Lauren Osmond — Maxwell’s Equations (SSHRC-funded project).

Barbara Layne with Janis Jefferies and Mohammed Soleymani — The Enchantment of Textiles (SSHRC-funded project).

Joanna Berzowska with Sandeep Bagwhati — :body:suit:score (SSHRC-funded project).

Kathleen Vaughan — Tissus urbains : cartes textiles de promenades dans la nature urbaine

pk langshaw — Parachute dévoilé


Current student/alumni-led projects:

Geneviève Moisan with Muhammad Mustafa Tahseen — Up Patching! (FOYER Fellowship-funded project).

MJ Daines — Gauze weaves: Intertextuality of a historical woven structure (CUSRA-funded project).

Misca Birklein-Légasse — Replication of Production: Material Means of Making (CUSRA-funded project).

Nicholas Shulman — A Trainable Medium: The Materiality of “Artificial Intelligence” (T&M Research Cluster-funded project).

Sophia Borowska with Marlon Kroll and Cedric Laurenty — Tactual Realities: Weaving Virtual Environments (T&M Research Cluster-funded project).

Ryth Kesselring and Geneviève Moisan — American Silk (T&M Research Cluster-funded project).

WhiteFeather Hunter — International artist residency at the Icelandic Textile Centre
(Canada Council for the Arts, CALQ, and T&M Research Cluster-funded project).