Design, Erziehungswissenschaften, Fachdidaktik, Werkstofftechnik, Textiltechnik, Kunstpädagogik
The 2nd International Textiles and Costume Congress 2013 has issued a call for papers and exhibition on the theme of “Silk-Aesthetics,
Culture, History, Technology, Fashion and Innovation”.
The conference takes place at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand on October 28th-29th, 2013.
The purpose of the Congress is to present current research related to silk textiles and costume by bringing together students,
researchers, scholars, and others interested in various aspects of the subject, including design, manufacture and consumption,
in historical or modern times. Particular attention will be focused on modern innovation relating to design and manufacture.
Silk has held an important role in history, and sericulture continues to be carried out at small- and large-scale levels world-wide.
The Congress will draw attention to a wide variety of aspects of the subject, including its design, manufacture, consumption
and trade. Thus, papers from the humanities, design, social sciences, science and technology are welcome, and may be specific
to one or more regions, geographical zones or time periods.
Thailand is an ideal venue for the congress, for silk has held important roles in Thai society at both commoner and court
levels. Individual households became involved in sericulture in order to provide clothing and related uses. Peripheral caravan
routes of the Silk Road passed through present-day Northern and North-Eastern Thailand, some of which continued to be used
until present day. The routes ultimately linked various communities in the east and west. However, the geographic area of
interest for the Congress is not confined to Thailand or Asia but extends to all corners of the world.