Lectures: Material Developments: 20th and 21st Century Textiles - Lydia Wooldridge
Part time course
About the Course:
How have textiles developed and evolved since the Industrial Revolution? How have they shaped lives? How has technology changed the production of textiles? Can textiles be used as a tool for reading social history? Do all cultures interact with textiles in the same way?
This textile history course will analyse modern textile outcomes, focusing on technological, social and cultural developments.
What will I learn?
We will explore modern material developments from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. We will look at a broad selection of textile pieces and practices from a variety of disciplines, including: fashion; interiors; craft; and architecture.
How will the course be delivered?
Each session consists of a lecture with discussion throughout.
Reading lists and suggested places to visit are also provided.
How will I know how I am doing?
This will be an informal lecture and discussion group.
Do I need any experience?
No previous experience required. All that is needed is willingness to explore and discuss modern developments in textiles.
What do I need to bring to my first class?
Notepad and pen.
Are there any extra costs?
What can I do next?
You will be able to develop your understanding of modern textiles or attend one of the other lecture series. Lydia also offers a practical course in 'Innovative Mixed-Media Textile Approaches' where you can experiment with some of the techniques.
About my Tutor:
Lydia Wooldridge is a textile artist, writer and educator. She studied Multi-Media Textile Design at Loughborough University, graduating with a BA Hons (1st) in 2013. Whilst completing her undergraduate degree she spent a year studying and working in Germany under the ERASMUS scheme. She studied Modern Languages (Visual Culture) at the University of Bristol, earning an MA (Distinction).
Lydia intends to combine FE teaching (Contextual Studies and Textile Design) with doctoral research in 2015, examining the connection between transcultural weaving metaphors and contemporary textile art. www.lydiawooldridge.com