Edinburgh College of Art / Wuhan project

  • Robert Gillan (Organiser)

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Robert Gillan and Lindy Richardson were successful in their bid to the British Council's EDUK Challenge fund bid and secured £2860 in order to develop a collaborative project with Wuhan Textile University China. The project aims to promote excellence in textile design, both nationally and internationally, through collaborative partnerships between Edinburgh College of Art and Wuhan Textile University.Nurturing emerging design talent from Edinburgh and Wuhan, this project develops innovative work, promotes pedagogic theories in learning and teaching and contributes to design education in Scotland and China.AimsThe project aims to create a collaborative culture thriving on innovation.Both institutions working from the theme: COMMUNICATIONStudents and staff will originate, design and develop a personal interpretation of the theme, to create an A1 textile in any technique.Initial samples are exchanged across institutions and enhanced through students and staff physically engaging with each others’ work by adding or removing elements using technology and hand crafted textile techniques indigenous to Scotland and China.This constitutes one rotation of the work across institutions and will be followed by further exchange and interaction through additional layers. Some samples may encounter several iterations and other samples only one or two.A shared history will be established through uploading of work as it progresses and develops.
Period2010 → …
Held atWuhan Textile University