Research Projects

Historic and digital technologies, including complex weaving, electronic fabrics and interactive garments are examined alongside crucial questions of sustainability, ethics and the environmental footprint of material practices. Experiments with methods, processes and interdisciplinary modes of thinking will shape the future of textiles, material objects and charged experiential spaces.

Current faculty-led projects/initiatives:

[2020 -] Aaron McIntosh | Hot House / Maison Chaud | (SSHRC funded project)

[2020 -] Dr. Miranda Smitheram | Decolonizing Matter

[2020 – ] Dr. Alice Jarry | Membranes en action : création multidisciplinaire d’interfaces durables entre collectivités, milieux écologiques et environnement bâti

[2018 -] Kelly Jazvac | The Synthetic Collective

Current student-led projects:

[2019 -] Vanessa Mardirossian – Rebuts alimentaires, bactéries et design textile


Past faculty-led projects:

[2016 – 2020] Kathleen Vaughan – Walk in the Water

[2015 – 2019] Joanna Berzowska with Sandeep Bagwhati — :body:suit:score (SSHRC-funded project).

[2014 – 2019] Barbara Layne with Lauren Osmond — Maxwell’s Equations (SSHRC-funded project)

[2014 – 2018] Kelly Thompson — Material Codes, Ephemeral Traces (FRQSC-funded project) and  The Material Turn (exhibition co-curated with Whitefeather Hunter)

[2014 – 2017] Barbara Layne with Janis Jefferies and Mohammed Soleymani — The Enchantment of Textiles (SSHRC-funded project)

[2016] pk langshaw — Parachute dévoilé

[2015] Kathleen Vaughan — Tissus urbains : cartes textiles de promenades dans la nature urbaine

Past student and affiliate research projects

[2017 – 2020] Alexandra Bachmayer and Vanessa Mardirossian (in collaboration with WhiteFeather Hunter and Geneviève Moisan) — The Bactinctorium (T&M Research Cluster-funded project).

[2017 – 2018] WhiteFeather Hunter — Artist residency at Sporobole Centre en art actuel/ Université de Sherbrooke.

[2016] Geneviève Moisan with Muhammad Mustafa Tahseen — Up Patching! (FOYER Fellowship-funded project).