25 May – 26 June 2019
Until 26 June 2019 in the collaborative exhibition and workshop format Textilepop at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, the faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, together with guests from across Europe, will be exhibiting work based on sustainable approaches.
Ecological awareness, gender equality, internationality, and interdisciplinarity are topics that currently permeate our everyday lives. Clothing and the textile industry are naturally part of this and included in this exhibition, represented here by students and graduates from the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, the Royal College of Art and Lund University.
Works based on sustainable design, engineering and management are distributed over four rooms, allowing for different perspectives, focusing on materials, innovations and new forms of management. Under the slogan “Light up cultural spaces”, Room One of the exhibition will present textile lighting solutions and designs within cultural and historical contexts, such as Bauhaus, for example. Taking the theme “Next Material”, Room Two brings together products made of unusual and unique materials such as mycelium, a textile made of mushroom cultures, and vegetable fibres made of ramie or Chinese grass, and bionic structures. Room 3 (“Save the future”) showcases how sustainable management solutions can revolutionise post-digital industry. Fashion management CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and zero waste outfits are the buzzwords here. Room Four, the last part of the exhibition, contains synaesthetic experiments with the slogan “Design is Music...is Design - Europeans united”.
All the works on display take account of digital change and focus on the strengths of the interaction of digitality, materiality and experiment. A Textile Maker Space offers additional space for discussions on sustainable solutions for the future.