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Estonian Academy of Arts: January 2012

TEXTILES IN PUBLIC SPACES PhD Lena Berglin: The Swedish School of Textiles Prof Mare Kelpman Kristel Laurits/Anni Haldre/Katre Piho/Inna Beinar/ Anna Porjadina/Hans-Peter Isand/Stella Kalkun/ Katrin Trumm/Signe Aasoja/Tanya Kuusik


The aim of the workshop was to make acquaintance with exterior and smart textiles. The project site was chosen the courtyard of the Museum of Design and Applied Arts in Tallinn. The students had to find a solution how to make this courtyard more attractive to visitors as it is currently not so visible from the street. There were no suggestions on what kind and how many objects there should be so we had to start from the beginning.


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The projects area is the courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts. It is situated in the old town of Tallinn


PROCESS


Our work started with a brainstorm about the courtyard. Here are shown some of the many ideas we came up with.

2012 Textile for Public Spaces PhD Lena Berglin, prof. Mare Kelpman


The workshop was interdisciplinary as there were students from both textile design and architecture. The students were divided into three groups. Every group had to come up with their own concept.


GROUP

1: Layers

As the old town already has so many different layers of architecture, history and materials, the concept of this group was to add three layers of distinct functions. The functions that we needed to implement were lights, shelters and chairs. The layer of lighting was connected with the existing pavement. Some of the tiles were supposed to be exchanged with illuminated blocks. The layer of roofing was meant to be more illustrative as there is no real need for sheltering. A lot of small textile roofs were planned between the trees, acting as a landmark to attract visitors. The layer of chairs was inspired by the plants that are hanging down the walls of the museum. The chairs were made from entwined ropes that resemble these plants.


GROUP

2: No strings attached

This group proposed two different ideas. The first was to create a visible and attractive installation that could also be interactive. It consistes of fluorescent ropes tided to the trees and walls all around the courtyard. The ropes divide the courtyard and create distinct spaces with different feelings. The second idea was to create a continuous bench that is flowing between the trees. The bench could also be moved and manipulated by the visitors as it is made of soft and light materials.


2012 Textile for Public Spaces PhD Lena Berglin, prof. Mare Kelpman


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2012 Textile for Public Spaces PhD Lena Berglin, prof. Mare Kelpman Anni Haldre, Katrin Trumm, Signe Aasoja, Tanya Kuusik


2012 Textile for Public Spaces PhD Lena Berglin, prof. Mare Kelpman Anni Haldre, Katrin Trumm, Signe Aasoja, Tanya Kuusik

2012 Textile for Public Spaces PhD Lena Berglin, prof. Mare Kelpman Anni Haldre, Katrin Trumm, Signe Aasoja, Tanya Kuusik


2012 Textile for Public Spaces PhD Lena Berglin, prof. Mare Kelpman

2012 Textile for Public Spaces PhD Lena Berglin, prof. Mare Kelpman

Anni Haldre, Katrin Trumm, Signe Aasoja, Tanya Kuusik

Anni Haldre, Katrin Trumm, Signe Aasoja, Tanya Kuusik


2012 Textile for Public Spaces PhD Lena Berglin, prof. Mare Kelpman Anni Haldre, Katrin Trumm, Signe Aasoja, Tanya Kuusik


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GROUP

3: New Skin

This group was inspired by the exfoliating materials of the building around the courtyard. They proposed an installation made of smart textile that would react on the movement of the visitors. Sheets of smooth textile were supposed to start peeling itself when somebody approaches.


RESEARCH USE / ACTIVITY _space as experience _relax and enjoy the view _start dicussion _breathing / moving

APPLIED ART AND DESIGN MUSEUM _silence / mute _something that you would like your friend to see _boring can be fun _ideas _differ from the rest of the exhibition and at the same time identifying it

MATERIALS _self-regulating systems _walls like dried skin _weather conditions- all the time cold and steady _aging of an artificial human made system (dependence on wether conditions, human hand etc)


Wall, that is moving due to mov INPUT: MOVEMENT OUTPUT: MOVEMENT SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS A shape memory alloy (SMA, smart metal, memory metal, memory alloy, muscle wire, smart alloy) is and alloy that “remembers” its original, cold-forged shape: returning the pre-deformed shape by heating. ARDUINO + SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS + THE FORM = ROBOTIC TEXTILE ARDUINO - PROGRAMMED FOR THE FORM TO TAKE CARE OF THE SCENARIO tHE FABRIC SHALL REACT ON MOVING AND CAN TAKE DIFFERENT POSITIONS.

REQUIRMENTS OF THE MATERIALS Water-proof light enough for the shape memory alloys (muscle wires)


PLES

alloys (muscle wires)


Estonian Academy of Arts: January 2012

TEXTILES IN PUBLIC SPACES PhD Lena Berglin: The Swedish School of Textiles Prof Mare Kelpman Kristel Laurits/Anni Haldre/Katre Piho/Inna Beinar/ Anna Porjadina/Hans-Peter Isand/Stella Kalkun/ Katrin Trumm/Signe Aasoja/Tanya Kuusik


TEXTILES FOR PUBLIC SPACES