CFP: Textile Design Research


DUCK-Journal for Research in Textiles and Design

Current Call: ‘What is textile design research?’
Deadline for submissions: January 22, 2010
Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by the end of April 2010.

Research for textiles is broad and far reaching. Historical, theoretical, technical, scientific, commercial and aesthetic strands interweave to create a complex and interdisciplinary field of investigation and invention. The intention of the first call for submissions to DUCK is to explore the nature and significance of current Textile Design research and establish a platform for future discourse.

Submissions are invited which address or cover one or more of the following themes:

      The contexts for textile design research
      The role of interdisciplinarity in textile design research
      The distinction between research related to processes and that related to
      The tensions between the demands of commercial enterprise and the
      academic domain
      The methodologies that might be appropriate for textile design research
      The impact of new materials and/or technologies on directions and approaches
      in textile design research
      The influence of craft methods/approaches in textile design research
      The interaction between craft and scientific method in textile design research
      Historical and theoretical perspectives within textile design research
      Relationships between theory and practice in textile design research
      The benefit of textile design research to the designer
      Forms of application and dissemination of textile design research

Submission Instructions:
Contributions may take the form of written texts (maximum 5,000 words), visual essays, a series of images relating to methods (sketchbook style), visual diaries or other methods deemed appropriate.

Duck does not advise a particular format for written submissions although we ask that contributors present their ideas in an accessible format for Duck’s diverse readership of researchers, educators, artists and designers. For written texts the Harvard System of referencing is preferred.

Images should be 300dpi where possible, RGB format and submitted as TIFF or JPEG files. Text should be provided in MS Word (.doc), rich text (.rtf) or pdf format.

Further Details:
Please provide your name, affiliation, email address, a title for your submission and a short summary of your contribution.

Submission Info:
Please send submissions by email
(Maximum file size: 5mb). Alternatively, send on disk (CD or DVD) to:
DUCK Journal – Textiles Research Group
Loughborough University School of Art and Design
LE11 3TU

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