Textiles & Materiality

Textiles and Materiality brings together research creation expertise from textile arts and material culture. The cluster explores technical innovations and diverse forms of social interaction, investigating new ways that materials and wearables can change how we relate to one another and to the world around us.

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.


Cluster co-directors

Kathleen Vaughan. Associate Professor, Art Education

Kelly Thompson. Professor, Fibres and Material Practices, Studio Arts