A Young New Context to Smart Textiles
This is one of one of my projects I am currently working on. The aim with the project is to introduce Smart Textiles and Smart Textile Materials to a younger audience. I believe that these kind of Smart Textile Materials allows for new ways for children and youth to express themselves as well as to discover and find new textile possibilities. These materials have great potential in being explored from a number of angles; from straightforward play with action/reaction to much more complex applications incorporating technology and programming. Additionally, Smart Textile Materials can act as a hands-on gateway for teachers to visually bridge subjects such as technology and natural science with art and culture.
I am currently working on a number of sub-projects within the project ‘A Young New Context to Smart Textiles’, where offering the workshop ‘Smart Textile Play for Wee Ones’ is one. To find out more about this workshop click here as well as here (in Swedish).
Photos: Some of the photos are taken during the workshop ‘Textillek för Små’/Smart Textile Play for Wee Ones’ at a nursery.