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Textile Manoeuvres

The ArcInTex European Training Network (ETN) aimed to strengthen the foundations of design for more sustainable forms of living by connecting architecture, interaction design and textiles.

The ArcInTex ETN project aimed to develop design for more sustainable forms of future living by exploring the potential of adaptive and responsive, personal and communal environments that connect the scales of the body, the interior and the building.

The project’s fifteen early stage researchers (or ESRs) were selected in 2015 from applicants across the world, working in the disciplines of architecture, design and textiles. All the ESRs were registered as PhD candidates at one of the consortium partners. The RCA ESRs are Ana Piñeyro, Marina Castan and Bastian Beyer.

This unique opportunity enabled ESRs to take experimental research projects from initial idea to scaled-up models and prototypes ready to exhibit and test. Through the combination of in-depth specialisation, collaborative project work, and private sector secondments, the programme aimed to train individuals and teams ready to take on complex challenges in academic design education, research or development work in the private sector.

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Key details

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  • Soft Embodied Architectures,

    Soft Embodied Architectures,

    Marina Castán

  • Revealing a heat-responsive morphology through the reshaping of a monofilament coil

    Revealing a heat-responsive morphology through the reshaping of a monofilament coil

    Ana Piñeyro

  • Soft Embodied Architectures / 'A sequence of an embodied exploration with a Lycra spandex fabric

    Soft Embodied Architectures / 'A sequence of an embodied exploration with a Lycra spandex fabric

    Marina Castán

  • Monofilament morphologies with heat-responsive kinetic capacity

    Monofilament morphologies with heat-responsive kinetic capacity

    Ana Piñeyro

  • Knitted Monofilament 4

    Knitted Monofilament 4

  • Electronics Workshop, WP3, The Swedish School of Textiles, September 2016

    Electronics Workshop, WP3, The Swedish School of Textiles, September 2016

  • Speculate, Collaborate, Define – Textile Thinking for Future Ways of Living

    Speculate, Collaborate, Define – Textile Thinking for Future Ways of Living (Collaborative exhibition at Boras School of Textiles, Sweden, April 2017)

  • Textile Choreographies

    Textile Choreographies

  • Active biocomposite material experiments

    Active biocomposite material experiments

  • ArcInTex ETN Group Workshop, Berlin 2016

    ArcInTex ETN Group Workshop, Berlin 2016

  • ArcInTex ETN Group Workshop, Berlin 2016 round table

    ArcInTex ETN Group Workshop, Berlin 2016

  • Calcified textile column

    Calcified textile column

    Beyer and Suarez

  • Column project incubator and knitted structure

    Column project incubator and knitted structure

More information

ArcInTex ETN consortium members

Industrial supporters

Lead

Professor Clare Johnston

Professor Clare Johnston

Principal Investigator

Team

Ana Piñeyro

Early Stage Researcher

Bastian Beyer

Early Stage Researcher

Marina Castán

Early Stage Researcher

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