November 22, 2018 – January 10, 2019
April 08, 2019 – April 12, 2019


Crafting Wearables

Image by Sharon Jane D.

Crafting Wearables – Anneke Smelik & Pauline van Dongen & Lianne Toussaint & José Teunissen

Date 08 June, 2018
Time 19:30
Location State of Fashion - Het ketelhuis, Nieuwe Kade 1, Arnhem

The interdisciplinary research team of Crafting Wearables has developed several robust designs of wearable technology and adapted a variety of philosophical concepts to understand their broader social and cultural implications. What happens if we try to speak of technology in terms of textiles? Or when the inter- face is no longer a touchscreen but the jacket you are wearing? Tonight, we will challenge the audience to envision the many ways in which wearables change our senses, our perception, and our being in the world.



This research project entails a cooperation between:
// Radboud University Nijmegen: prof.dr. Anneke Smelik (project leader)
// Technical University Eindhoven: prof. dr. Ron Wakkary, dr. Oscar Tómicó Plasencia, and Stephan Wensveen
// ArtEZ Fashion Academy Arnhem: prof. José Teunissen

And the following private and public partners:
// Philips Research, Textile Museum Tilburg | Textile Lab, MODINT, Freedom of Creation, Solar Fiber, Inntex, Xsens

Researchers involved in the project are:
// Ph.D. with Radboud University: Lianne Toussaint MA, supervised by prof. dr. Anneke Smelik and prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente)
// Ph.D. and designer with Technical University Eindhoven: Pauline van Dongen, supervised by prof. dr. Ron Wakkary, dr. Oscar Tómicó Plasencia and dr. Stephan Wensveen



For more information about Crafting Wearables, see:



  • New Materialism