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Progress in Research: Play, Pause, Forward and Rewind


Time: 11:00-13:00

Date: Jan 22, 2017

Location: 5th floor textile research, Royal College of Art, London, sw7 2eu

Progress in Research is a seminar open to the public to share current fashion and textile ongoing ideas and investigations. The themes of 'Play, Pause, Forward and Rewind' mirrors the timeline of how researchers explore and review the work in progress.

The seminar will open by Eve Lin to discuss the learning and teaching in fashion pedagogy, follow by Minging Lin's research investigation of the relations between 3D printing and body space. Victoria Geaney will share her exploration into the intersections and collisions between the microbial, biological and material worlds. The event will end with Tsai-Chun Huang's talks about his journeys in the world of the 'folding materials' workshops.

The seminar is hosted by Royal college of art, Fashion and Textile Researchers:

1) Yu Lun Eve Lin is a multi-culture explorer, fashion designer, technology enthusiast and eccentric educator. She investigates design method through multi-cultural learning, designing and teaching experiences and editing the content from them to build the digital platform as part of the research.

2) Mingjing Lin is a current textile researcher of the School of Material at the RCA. She has worked with multi-disciplinary projects crossing fashion and textile design, scientific material development and digital fabrication. As the co-founder of A-boundary platform and 3W studio, she has been endeavouring to spread the knowledge of 3D-printed Fashion and smart textile through workshop and conference.

This practice-led research at the RCA is to fundamentally discover the new parameters of 3D printed textile for fashion design. By adapting 3D printing and advanced parametric modelling tools, designing 3D textile has formed the main focus of this research. These practices would contribute to reveal the potentials of interdisciplinary designs and question how would digitalization challenge the new concept of fashion and textile.

3) Victoria Geaney is an interdisciplinary and conceptual fashion designer and artist whose work explores the intersections and collisions between the microbial, biological and material worlds. Informed by the emerging material turn and a shift towards a biologically designed future, Victoria is a second-year PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, London. Her practice-led research theorises her production of multidisciplinary work merging biology and synthetic biology with fashion, working with living and vital materials. Victoria has collaborated with Imperial College, including both the iGEM teams for 2014 and 2016 and has consulted with start-up CustoMEM, Cambridge University and Surrey University. She explores biomaterials, bacteria and synthetic biology to try to further our understanding of an embodied human relationship towards microorganisms, within the context of living materials and fashion. She has previously sold her designs on, shown at Milan Fashion Week, the Victoria and Albert Museum and London’s O2, and her work has featured in Wired, Nylon, U+Mag and Design Exchange.


4) Tsai-Chun Huang is a fashion designer with a costume design background. His PhD research based at Royal College of Art, London (Textile Design 2014-18) explores the spatial relationship between garments and the human body, focusing on the act of dressing. Prior to his arrival in London, Tsai-Chun was a tutor attached to HAHA at ARMU Design Taipei where he taught pre-schoolers design through an architectural approach. In 2013 he received funding from the Taiwanese government to investigate traditional indigo dying techniques in China and the USA. Tsai-Chun believes that the development of new materials will dramatically change fashion in the future. He is committed to researching pleating methods.

The space will be limited. Please RSVP through EventBrite. We look forward to seeing you!

Image by Mingjing Lin, Royal College of Art.

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