HOW CAN A TEXTILE
INFLUENCE AND BE INFLUENCED BY
WHY THE NAME (CON)TEXTILE?
1. The parts of a piece of writing, speech, etc., that precede and follow a word or passage and contribute to its full meaning it is unfair to quote out of context
2. The conditions and circumstances that are relevant to an event, fact, etc.
[from Latin contextus a putting together, from contexere to interweave, from com- together + texere to weave, braid]
1. A cloth, especially one manufactured by weaving or knitting; a fabric.
2. Fiber or yarn for weaving or knitting into cloth.
statement of intent
To prove, by taking a commonly known Brazilian textile as a basis of my research, how a pattern can represent a country and its people, influence and be influenced by its culture and traditions.
field of study
The project overlooks the inter-relationship between a country’s image, its visual identity and cultural traditions. It will be divided into two parts and each part looks into a different field of study as follows:
1. The first part is the research in which will enable me to gather information, explore, analyze and edit it so it became a sequence that can be transformed into a visual narrative. For this reason this blog is a crucial part of the project as it allows me to organize all my findings: visual tests, books summaries, images, photography or any other material that I feel maybe useful when answering the question.
2. The second part is the final outcome: a book and exhibition which communicates the key elements, is informative, imaginative and innovative.
Click on the image bellow to read the proposal.
Click on the image bellow to read the dissertation.
(con)textile is part of a current MA research by Laura Barbi.
(Important: this project is part of a study for the MA Graphic Design at the London College of Communication and has no commercial interest.)