About the event:
Fashion + e-textiles / electronics for girls (and boys)
Fashion is a mirror of society’s culture. As wearable technology becomes more ubiquitous, fashion designers have begun to use it in their new creations. Join Jo-Anne Kowalski from Denmark in a workshop that is ideal for fashion-forward youngsters who want to upgrade their favourite fashion accessory to a digital masterpiece using hand sewing and soft-circuit prototyping.
What to bring with: any accessories, t – shirt, bag, whatever, to custom – prototype according to what you bring
Jo-Anne is a textile artiste and designer, currently working for and with several artists and designers in Copenhagen. She has a Master’s degree from the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Sweden, in which she investigated textiles through a broad and conceptual path. She specialised in knitting techniques, and began to experiment with electronics and wearable technology. Since then, Jo-Anne has maintained her curiosity for the open source community and knowledge sharing. From small electronic projects, she began to develop ways to embed electronics into textiles. This began a reflection on how textiles can be designed to incorporate technology with production; and also the role of the artist in the process.
Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street
Darling Street, Cape Town