AIL-Exhibition: Stitching Worlds

Stitching Worlds is the final exhibition and the terminal destination for the research laboratory of the arts-based research project with the same name. The exhibition blends the worlds of textiles and electronics in novel ways through past, present and future tense narratives.
What if electronics emerged from textile handicrafts such as knitting, weaving, crochet and embroidery? How would technology be different if craftspeople were the catalyst to the electronics industry, via textiles manufacturing? The focus lies on the tension created by the use of highly traditional textile techniques as an alternative way to manufacture functioning electronic technology. By revealing unexpected potentials of often-undervalued knowledge and skills, the objects and installations on display question the commonly accepted value systems and their implications. In the experimental exhibition and research setting, the artists will provide personal insights into their work. Guided tours and a supporting program will be offered to visitors.

Book Launch
April 26, 2018
5 pm
Round table discussion with Onur Akmehmet (Economist, Istanbul), Lars Hallnäs (Professor of Interaction Design, Swedish School of Textiles), and Fiona Raby (Professor of Design and Social Inquiry, The New School New York)
7 pm
Stitching Worlds research project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): AR 284-G21 in the Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK), and hosted at the Department of Industrial Design 2 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Stitching Worlds


09. April 2018 - 19:00
09. April 2018 - 27. April 2018
AIL, Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien