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Inside Outside, Seattle Public Library, @IBaan

TECHSTYLE Series 2.1 Discussion Forum: Fabpublic! – Talking about Textile, Community and Public Space

‘TECHSTYLE Series’ is a textile focused programme which aims to explore technology in arts and culture, and its relation to the production of subjectivities and social relations. In this second edition, internationally renowned artists, designers, textile specialists, curators, scholars and cultural practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and expertise will gather in Hong Kong to discuss textile intervention to communities within contemporary living, exploring the value and impact that textiles, and its related production, can bring to the neighbourhoods. This programme offers a platform to exchange the challenges in energising and reactivating communities through arts and textiles.

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9 Dec 2017 – 10 Dec 2017
14:00 – 18:30 (Registration 13:30)


TU107, Lu Guan Qiu Lecture Theater, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Photo credit: Zoe Scoglio

Nicole Barakat
(Artist, Australia)

Alvaro Catalán de Ocón
(Founder, PET Lamp, Spain)

Yan Chan
(Director, Business Development, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel, Hong Kong)

Edith Cheung
(Textile Catalyst, Hong Kong)

Pascale Gatzen
(Artist, Head of the Fashion Design Master’s programme at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Netherlands)

Hui Po Keung
(Associate Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong)

Janis Jefferies
(Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

Sylvie Krüger
(Designer, Germany)

Winnie Law
(Associate Director, Policy for Sustainability Lab, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong)

Rizo Leung
(Pangrok Sulap, Artist collective, Malaysia)

Him Lo
(Curator, Learning and Community, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong)

Marie-Anne McQuay
(Director, Bluecoat, UK)

Aura Luz melis
(Partner, Inside Outside, Netherlands)

Nguyen Nhu Huy
(Co-Artistic Director, ZeroStation, Vietnam)

Photo credit: Tohru Yuasa

Nishio Yoshinari
(Artist, Japan)

Frankie Su
(Director, Hong Gah Museum, Taiwan)

Takahashi Mizuki
(Co-Director, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong)

Teoh Chin Chin
(Co-Director, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong)

Errol van de Werdt
(Director CEO, Textielmuseum, Netherlands)

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