Staff REPORTER

LAHORE

The Textile Design Department of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) has organised an eight-day workshop based on the ‘Idea Generation’ for 3rd year students

The workshop was a part of course, Design Studio II. Gwendolyn Kulick conducted the workshop along with PIFD textile faculty. Kulick is a German and currently is a PhD candidate at Wuppertal University, Industrial Design (Germany). She has been involved in lot of projects in Asia and has been living and working in Pakistan. She has done community craft projects focusing on craft revival.

In total 67 students worked in groups and during the eight days of the workshop students developed textile design concept for public space. It was based on observing concerns and needs of the users of that public space during an initial field visit. Textile concepts developed by the students ranged from individual product designs to overall scenarios for the location or for the process of textile production. Design concepts as well as visionary future scenarios were within the scope of this workshop. During the workshop students researched on relevant topics to their project included characteristics of certain textiles and materials, latest technological developments in textiles, functional textiles, decorative textiles, technical aspects of textile production, ethics in textile production, textile business models, and many more.–Photos by EBuzz Today