DS 110: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2021), VIA Design, VIA University in Herning, Denmark. 9th -10th September 2021

Year: 2021
Editor: Grierson, Hilary; Bohemia, Erik; Buck, Lyndon
Author: Øverjordet, Pernille
Series: E&PDE
Institution: OsloMet, Norway
Section: Educating Designers and Engineers for a Sustainable Future in Design and Engineering Education
DOI number: 10.35199/EPDE.2021.86
ISBN: 978-1-912254-14-9


Through the ages humans has drawn inspiration from nature. We`ve seen in art, design, and architecture. Nature is inexhaustible for inspiration, and different individuals find new things that inspires them. In this paper I want to explore and experiment with nature, temperature and digital design. This to examine the theory that the individual can be more attached to natural materials, and where the inspiration from the print is nature itself. After signing up for a class within digital textile printing, I got hooked. In cooperation with a supervisor I began exploring digital textile print. The fascination grew and I want to focus on this in my design education. To focus over a longer time to learn and explore. The exploration in this paper will be based on printing on natural 100 % natural fabrics like wool and silk. These materials are robust and known for the good quality. Social sustainability and ethical trade are important to make the world more sustainable. In this paper I as a student will explore different approaches to give the user of the textile associations to nature. To also bring in emotion and atmosphere, and combining photography, text, experiments and digital tools to explore the expression nature gives. Fast fashion has a big impact in the society we live in. The consumer is used to constantly buy new clothes, and quantity over quality is the reality.

Keywords: Digital textile printing, digital manipulation, digital textile print, elements of nature, craft commercialising


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