Intelligent Textiles workshop lectures

Just before Christmas, there will be two workshops on intelligent textiles at Design Research Lab. Each will start with a lecture from excellent practitioners in the field:

20 December 2011: Zane Berzina and Dirk Zschenderlein on e-Static Shadows

Zane Berzina is an artist, designer and reseacher. Working as a professor at KH Weissensee in Textile and Surface Design her focus is on responsive, active and interactive textiles, soft technologies, new materials and processes as well as biomimetic practices.

Dirk Zschenderlein is heading the Research and Development department of TITV Greiz, a well known and innovative research institute for textiles and fibers. Together they collaborated on the E-Static Shadows project.

22 December 2011: Hannah Perner-Wilson
Hannah just finished her Masters degree in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT in the High-Low Tech group of Leah Buechly. Currently she works as an artist-in-residence at The Goat Farm in Atlanta, Georgia. Hannah is known online as Plusea and has gathered quite the fanbase. She shares all she learns about working with textiles- and other non-traditional conductive materials. Her master thesis A Kit-of-No-Parts is an extended online documents on hand-crafting electronic components.

Each day starts with a lecture from the participants from 09:30 to 10:15. All lectures take place at Einsteinufer 43-53, 10587 Berlin, Room 220. Please send an email to if you would like to attend.

There are also some spots left to join in for the full day workshops!
During the rest of the day we compare current intelligent textile projects, figure out what direction the field of intelligent textiles is headed and compare how we conduct our textile projects. The day includes a lunch and optional dinner. Please send an email to to find out if there are still places available.