Twilight Talks: Place-Making and Creative Industry @ Custom Lane, Edinburgh [17 May]

Twilight Talks: Place-Making and Creative Industry

17:30 - 20:30

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Custom Lane
Custom Warf, 67 Commercial Street, EH6 6LH Edinburgh, United Kingdom
How do Craft and Design skills define a place?

Can Craft and Design tradition enable new creative Industry?

Three intriguing speakers with complementary stories representing Scotland, Ireland and The Netherlands join an expert chair to debate these questions. Introduced by Dr John Ennis, curator Our Linen Stories, producer GP Journeys in Design. There will be time for networking after the event with our chair and speakers. We are honoured to present new work by Linda Green, Scottish Artist, to mark this Twilight Talk.

Please also note that this event will be filmed by High Tide Media LLP. Owing to the new General Data Protection Regulations, by purchasing a ticket you are opting in to be filmed d...uring this event. If you have any queries about this please contact [email protected]

Professor Jane McCann M Des RCA, M Phil, FTI

Designer, Educator and Cross-disciplinary innovator

Derbyshire and N.Ireland

While at University of Derby (1973-2003) and University of South Wales (2004-2012) Jane led educational interventions across disciplines at all levels, launched the world’s first MA Performance Sportswear Design, whose graduates are employed internationally and led cross-disciplinary research in Design for Ageing Well. Jane was awarded the 2003 RCA Mischa Black Award for Innovation in Design Education. Jane has published widely and continues to promote International Exchange and links with Industry in UK, Europe and China.

Maureen Hammond

Scottish researcher and illustrator

Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands

Maureen is an illustrator and PhD Researcher with University of the Highlands and Islands focusing on the textiles of 18th century Badenoch, interpreting themes of economy, innovation and identity in the central Highlands. Maureen is growing and processing Flax at An Goirtean (Gallic — the wee field of flax) at the Highland Folk Museum.

Helena Loermans

Dutch weaver and researcher

Odemira in Portugal

Helena was born in the Netherlands and has lived in Portugal for more than 30 years where she owns a weaving studio, producing her own range of textiles. She was 10 years a weaving teacher for the Portuguese Rural Development Association and has hosted the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. Helena is an independent researcher at LabO, Laboratory for handwoven Canvas.

Duncan Neil

Scottish Textile design entrepreneur

Upperlands in N.Ireland

Duncan is Creative Director at Earthed by William Clark and brings over twelve years of UK textiles experience to be the driving force behind Earthed, the nature-inspired luxury linen brand. Graduating from Dundee University College of Art and Design in 2004, his roles have included those in menswear print design, digital furnishings production and university research. Earthed won 2017 Best Fabric award at BDNY, the leading event in US for Design in the leisure and hospitality industry.
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