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Subject: Call for papers--Biotechnology in textiles

Call for papers--Biotechnology in textiles

From: Linda Hanssen <lhanssen<-a>
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Call for Papers

Spring Symposium
"Bio Design - Biotechnology in textiles"
Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden
Monday 18 May 2015

The Textile Committee organizes textile symposia twice a year. These
symposia have an interdisciplinary approach in which curators, (art)
historians, artists, scientists and technicians contribute in the
form of an illustrated discussion.  During each symposium a certain
theme is discussed on which specialists shine their light. These
lectures are subsequently published in a yearbook: 'Studies in
Textiles'.  Besides animated discussions, these symposia provide the
perfect opportunity to meet professional colleagues, share
experiences and make and maintain (new) contacts.

Designers are nowadays making more and more use of animal and
vegetal materials in order to enable the creation of radical new
design concepts. (Micro)organisms, such as fungi, bacteria and
algae, can be used to either make, improve or influence textile.
So-called 'living' textile which has not been produced mechanically,
but 'grown'.  During the Spring Symposium 2015 the wishes to demonstrate new developments in the
area of biologically manufactured textiles.  How will these textiles
effect us? Are we able to control fungi and bacteria and can
textiles manufactured with/from these micro-organisms be stored in
museum collections?  Will bio textiles demand other requirements
with regards to restoration and conservation?

On our Pinterest page


you will find a fascinating and varied list of bio textiles from
contemporary designers.

Call for Papers: For our following symposium, 'Bio textiles -
Biotechnology in textile', the is looking for
speakers and presentations on amongst others the development, the
history, degradation, restoration, conservation and the exhibiting
of bio textiles.  Should you be interested to present your research
or experience with textiles manufactured from (micro) organisms in
the form of an article for the yearbook as mentioned above and/or a
lecture (20 minutes) or a Flash presentation (5 minutes), kindly
send a summary of your article, lecture or presentation before
October 1 of 2014 (maximum 300 words) with a brief resume to
symposia<-a t->textielcommissie< . >nl.

Due to the international character of the symposium, the official
language is English.

You can find more information about the at


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