The doctoral education in Textiles and Fashion Design is focused on deepening the understanding of the interaction between analysis and synthesis in the design process, theoretically as well as practically, as a basis for developing design methodology, design technology, and design programmes, which requires a practice-based approach; for design, through design.
The development of methodology, programme, and techniques requires a critical, experimental, artistic work. An in-depth understanding of the expressiveness of materials, techniques, and intended use also requires experimental, artistic work.
The education is focused on artistic design research in the field of textile and fashion, with the opportunity to further specialise in the following:
- Textile design; to develop, specialise and critically highlight the artistic foundation for design as a business and craft, with a focus on the expressiveness of textile materials and techniques as in building up and expressing textile products and environments.
- Fashion design; to develop, specialise and critically highlight the artistic foundation for design as a business and craft, with a focus on the expressiveness of garments as in dressing and expressing people.
- Textile interaction design; to develop, specialise, and critically highlight the artistic foundation for design as a business and craft, with a focus on the expressiveness of the use of textiles as in defining and expressing textile products and environments.
Delia Dumitrescu, professor
Director of studies
Eva Gustafsson, Docent
Documented artistic research project
Published doctoral theses
Designing for Changeability in Textiles
Riikka Talman, 2022
Body Movement as Material: Designing Temporal Expressions
Linnea Bågander, 2021
Zero Waste Systems Thinking: Multimorphic Textile-Forms
Holly McQuillan, 2021
Around Over Between Up...: Spatial properties as variables in textile design
Tonje Kristensen Johnstone, 2020
Wearing Sound: Foundations of Sonic Design
Vidmina Stasiulyte, 2020
On the Textility of Smell in Spatial Design
Jyoti Kapur, 2020
On Textile Farming: Living Indoors
Svenja Kenue, 2019
Acts of Seeing: Seeing as a Methodological Tool in Fashion Design
Stefanie Malmgren De Oliveira, 2018
On Textile Printing with Thermochromic Inks
Marjan Kooroshnia, 2017
Dressing Wearing: Movement Directed by Dress - Dress Directed by Movement
Ulrik Martin Larsen, 2016
Kinetic Garment Construction: Remarks on the Foundations of Pattern Cutting
Rickard Lindqvist, 2015
Composing over Time, Temporal Patterns: In Textile Design
Barbara Jansen, 2015
Existential Design: Revisiting the "Dark Side" of Design
Anne Britt Torkildsby, 2014
Relational Textiles: Surface Expressions in Space Design
Delia Dumitrescu, 2013
Exploring Textiles as Materials for Interaction Design
Anna Persson, 2013