How can we re-contextualize traditional textile weaving techniques through scaffold making?
This is a summary of research proposed to Preethi Gopinath at The New School in March 2018 and carried over two semesters (fall 2018 and spring 2019) with funding through Student Research Assistant Funding made possible by The New School.
This body of research investigated potential applications for textile weaving techniques in non textile contexts with particular focus on techniques appropriate for textile scaffold making. The research was conducted over three main phases: a review of existing literature on the application of traditional textile techniques in non-textile contexts, exploratory hands on making investigating various weaving techniques for scaffold building and, finally, contextual critique and further making to support a research hypothesis.
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