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April 2021

New research and industry case studies

Master of Visual Arts student, Aloisia Ngata, has been working with several of the lab’s industry partners and researchers during the last few months to develop a series of new case studies, which are being posted on the TDL website. The case studies represent a cross-section of the research and development work that the lab has undertaken in conjunction with AUT students across various disciplines and its commercial partners during the last few years.

Featured in the latest studies are projects by Industrial Design graduate, Jonathan Aquino, Master of Creative Technologies graduate, Farshid Sarmast, and current Master of Creative Technologies student, Dan Collings.

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An industry case study featuring the lab’s collaboration with prominent Auckland fashion design label, Wynn Hamlyn, is also featured.

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Dan Collings’ knitwear collection is featured in one of our latest case studies

Digitally printed silk fabrics for fashion design label Wynn Hamlyn are featured in one of our new industry case studies - Images courtesy of Wynn Hamlyn

ArcInTex Symposium attracts global audience

The recent ArcInTex online symposium, hosted by AUT’s School of Future Environments, attracted a global audience of around 150 participants. The 2-day event comprised of panel discussions on Living Environments, Material Futures, Learning Environments and a PhD student forum.  There was also an opportunity for students to exhibit examples of their research in both a physical and digital format.

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International Virtu-Wool Research Conference

As a lead-in to the 14th International Wool Research Conference, the date of which is yet to be decided, Agresearch will be hosting a second online International ‘Virtu-Wool’ Research Conference on 26-27 May 2021.

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2021 Short courses and workshops

AEnrolments for our 2021 short course and workshop registrations are now available via the Textile and Design Lab website.  Most of the courses are of two days’ duration and will be held in late June/early July, then again in November.

Subjects on offer are as follows:

  • Introduction to Textiles
  • International Textile Development and Sourcing
  • Photoshop Basics for Textile Design
  • Digital Textile Design – Repeating Patterns
  • Knitwear Design
  • 3D Visualisation and Concept Development
  • Introduction to Woven Textiles – Theory and Design
  • Introduction to Woven Textiles – Practical Sessions
  • E-Textiles

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