Emma De Kimpe

In our programme we approach textile design from a broad perspective: design, art and the cross-overs in between. Our training, supported by a hybrid team of designers, artists, theorists and technical assistants, stimulates research and the dialogue on the language of textiles. New routes and the changing role of the designer are continuously questioned; concept and vision are central to the programme. More and more products carry meanings in themselves. The design-process is not only about functionality, but also on historical awareness, emotions and actuality. Image, materials and techniques play an important role in the search of innovation and experiment. The goal is that our students become innovative and quirky designers/artists with an own voice. Nowadays, a mixed practice is no longer unknown.

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