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) and The Material Turn (exhibition co-curated with WhiteFeather Hunter).
Barbara Layne with Janis Jefferies and Mohammed Soleymani — The Enchantment of Textiles (SSHRC-funded project).
Kathleen Vaughan — Tissus urbains : cartes textiles de promenades dans la nature urbaine
Current student and affiliate research projects: