Image left: Isaac Facio, Quarter sphere, woven structure prototype; image right: Eight Carrier Wardwell Braider
Time: August 29, 2020, 11 am PST/ 1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST/6 pm GMT/9 pm EAT
Duration of Meeting: 90 minutes
You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting following registration
This event has no fee but you may make an optional $10 donation to support future TSA programs. Limit 15 participants.
Announcing TSA Affinity Group Conversations.
The purpose of this series is to provide a virtual space via Zoom for TSA members and interested textiles people to gather at a distance, to talk about the specific challenges in different sectors of the textiles field and share resources. This is an opportunity for TSA to help members of our field connect with each other while we wait to be able to gather in person, and to learn more about what resources we can provide moving forward. While we encourage participants to become members of TSA, membership is not required.
Inviting scientists, technologists and interdisciplinarians in the study of materials to collaborate with members of the Textile Society of America. We seek to foster scholarship, fellowship and creative growth through listening and observing each other’s practices.
Inspired by the fundamental traits and properties that make up the micro and macro structures of textiles– its fiber spin, cloth form, shape, and function– we are gathering to identify overlapping themes that lead to innovative solutions in technology, sciences, engineering and textile specialties. The idea is to share and discuss our own work such that we can discover and develop projects based on that intersection of knowledge and exploration. From this exploration we will discover previously unidentified mutual exposures in textiles that may lead to the possibility of new works of benefit through functional, technical and artistic approaches. It is in the blend of disciplines that the most innovative, pleasing and relevant work resides and we believe that these discoveries lie in the intersection of disciplines.
This is a material technology research platform focused on the fundamentally collaborative nature of craft, research, and invention. We aim to harness a collective of expertise across the arts and sciences through interdisciplinary research projects, mentorship, curatorial and technical collaborations, exhibitions, and outreach within the areas of applied sciences and technology, mathematics, biology, physics, engineering, architecture (not exclusive) in collaboration with textiles and fiber-based media.
For our first meeting, we will be getting to know one another, discussing areas that are important to us in our work, and sharing ideas on future discussion topics and how we envision creating a true affinity group. We look forward to meeting you and getting everyone in a virtual room together!
Maggie D’Aversa, Textile and Materials Engineer, Social Scientist, TSA Board Member. Working on the behaviors of functional elements in linear structures.
Isaac Facio, Technologist, Innovator, Conservator, TSA Board Member. Development of 3-dimensional textile structures for simulation of scientific phenomenon.