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Belford, Patricia and Morrow, Ruth (2009) Fossilized Textiles. In: Integration of Design & Science, LIght & Materials, Colour & Environment, Royal Institute of British Architects, London. Kinsgton University & The Colour Group Great Britain. 1 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract: Fossilized Textiles. Trish Belford, University of Ulster, Belfast, Ruth Morrow, Queens University Belfast. This poster presents the current outcomes of an ongoing project, Tactility Factory (TF), which is a collaboration between a textile designer and an architect. Conceptually TF sets the utopian challenge of bringing together hard and soft materials (in the case of one product range girli concrete, ‘hard’ is represented by concrete and ‘soft’ by textile technologies) and it starts from an understanding that most Built Environment elements and materials are designed only to meet technical performance specifications. In contrast TF focuses as much on the human ‘performance’, (beauty, sensuality and in particular, tactility) as the technical.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Keywords:science, hybrid, textiles, concrete, fossilized,
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
ID Code:5341
Deposited By:Ms Patricia Belford
Deposited On:21 Dec 2009 09:49
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 11:38

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