Earthy textiles. Experiences from a joint teaching encounter between textile design and architecture
Paper in proceedings, 2017

This paper presents experiences from a two-day teaching workshop where first year students in architecture meet with first year students in textile design for an assignment on building structures with textile, soil and plants designing for indoor gardening with the aim of inspiring for more sustainable lifestyles. The background is a research project on textile architecture with the objective of exploring this new field and to establish a platform for long-term collaboration between the disciplines of architecture and textile design. The paper addresses pedagogical challenges in the meeting between first-years students of different disciplines and traditions, but also in the meeting between research and undergraduate teaching. The students produced creative results but had difficulties in exploring the full complexity of the task. An evaluative discussion is based on observations, photo documentation, notes during group discussions, follow-up questionnaires among the students and reflections among involved researchers.

teaching module

indoor gardening

teaching exchange

Textile design

architecture

Author

Paula Femenias

Chalmers, Architecture

Kristina Fridh

University of Gothenburg

Margareta Zetterblom

Svenja Keune

Talman

Erica Henrysson

Chalmers, Architecture

Klara Mörk

Chalmers, Architecture

Cumulus REDO Conference Proceedings Design School Kolding 30 May - 2 June 2017

236-251

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Design

Learning

Architecture

Other Social Sciences

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

Infrastructure

HSB living lab

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

ISBN

978-87-93416-15-4