Master Industrial Design students in Reflow livecast @ Pakhuis de Zwijger

On Monday 15 February, students of the Master Industrial Design (MID) will present their projects within the European research project REFLOW in a livecast at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

At the heart of the evening are the presentations of the MID students, who will showcase their findings and results of their research through the Reflow program, a collaboration between the Master Industrial Design – KABK and TextileLab Amsterdam.

Redesigning the textile industry

In a panel discussion/talk with Loes Bogers (associate professor Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and Liz Corbin (research director Metabolic) the projects will be placed in a broader context of design research, innovation in the textile industry and design education.

The textile industry is one of the most polluting and exploitative industries worldwide. What role can designers and design academies have in changing the direction of the industry? Can they design for meaningful circular business models where reuse and recycling are key?

Hear more about the role of material research, innovation and education in rethinking the textile industry and discover the projects of KABK Master Industrial Design students.

Watch back the live cast:

MID students participate in the REFLOW program

Within the REFLOW program, under the guidance of Cecilia Raspanti and Ista Boszhard, design researcher Yassine Salihine and designer Lenneke Langenhuijsen and Brecht Duijf (Buro Belen), 8 MID students worked on design projects focusing on the unethical and environmental unfriendly realities of the current textile and clothing industry.

During a design research they explored and mapped the systems and chains at work in the industry. They zoomed in on the level of the fibre and they zoomed out on the economic, cultural and societal meaning of its fabrication process. They developed disruptive approaches and new materials, searching alternative models for production and business.

Design research dealing with material culture was at the core of the project: the connection of humans to material objects and the role these objects and their manufacturing play socially, culturally, economically and ecologically. The resulting designs are speculative and innovative, materialising new directions perspectives for the textile industry.

Material research by Master Industrial Design student Boudewijn Buitenhek
Material research by MID student Boudewijn Buitenhek
'Owning Textiles' Design research project by Frederike Bartzsch snd Stefan Lang
'Owning Textiles' Design research project by Frederike Bartzsch snd Stefan Lang
Fieldtrip - Master Industrial Design Textile collecting point Amsterdam
Field trip: Master Industrial Design students at the Textile collecting point Amsterdam



Mon 15 February 2021 20.30 - 21:30


online via Pakhuis de Zwijger

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The event is in English