Photos courtesy of Patty van den Elshout

Advanced Textile Programme

October –  December 2023
TextielMuseum | TextielLab, Netherlands

“This year’s participants are Amy Lewis, Nicky Vollebregt, Maria E André, Tatjana Haupt, Tomoyo Tsurimi, Ida-Simone Brerup, Dominika Gacka and Andia Coral Newton. Artist Otobong Nkanga and Kvadrat’s vice president of design Stine Find Oster will once again challenge the participants to explore new ground.

What matters
The theme this year is ‘A matter of life’. Project leader Michelle Baggerman explains: “Think of textiles in all facets of life, but also of the material textiles are made of, or of what matters: what is actually important when working with textiles?” This layered approach perfectly fits the programme’s experimental, open character. A tangible product may result, but that is not the main aim – the focus is on experimentation. Following four weeks of online research and preparation, the group will spend from 30 October to 10 November in the TextielLab doing just that.”

Courtesy of  Patty van den Elshout