Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

Interactive eTextiles Storytelling

Buliding e-textiles tools and interactive storytelling workshop with Ljudmila's Artist-in-Residence Irene Posch.

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DATE: 11 & 12 September | 5 – 9 PM
MENTOR: Irene Posch
LOCATION: osmo/za, Slovenska 54, 1000 Ljubljana
REGISTRATION: delavnica@ljudmila.org

About the workshop

The workshop opens e-textiles making in general, and the residency project specifically, up to a wider group of participants. It start with an introduction to the field and materials and creating our own tools to then use them in e-textile work. The making is centered around creating interactive book pages as starting point for individual ideations and storytelling approaches with e-textiles.

Day 1

  • Introducing the project, introduction to eTextile materials, tools and possibilities
  • Making your own eTextile tools
  • (if need be: introduction to electronic principles)

Day 2

  • Design and realization of interactive book pages
  • Ideation, concept development and hands-on exploration towards interactive book pages
  • Design and realization of interactive book pages
  • Result presentation

About the mentor

Irene Posch is a researcher and artist with a background in media and computer science. In her current work she explores the integration of technological development into the fields of art and craft, and vice versa, and cultural and aesthetic implications thereof. She previously worked with the Ars Electronica Futurelab designing and realizing interactive exhibits and exhibitions and as a freelancer on design and technology research projects. She has been teaching at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, the department for New Media – Technology – Culture at the University of Klagenfurt and the New Design University in St. Pölten. She carried out residencies at the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media Rotterdam (NL) and the Eyebeam Art&Technology Center New York (US), the Tactile and Tactial Design Lab, University of Washington (US) and the Teachers College at Columbia University (US). Irene is a co-initiator and key researcher of the artistic research project ‘Stitching Worlds’ at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Institute for Industrial Design II headed by Fiona Raby. She pursues her PhD work at the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology headed by Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna Technical University.


The participation fee for the workshop is 5 € and needs to be settled before the start of the workshop on-site. The fee covers expenses for materials, the workshop product remains in your possession. The workshop will be held in English. The number of participants is limited, so please apply/announce yourself at delavnica@ljudmila.org.

Workshop is part of Artist-in-Residence, which is supported by the Slovene Ministry of Culture (in the co-production with Zavod Projekt Atol), MOL – Department for Culture, Austrian Cultural Forum and JSKD.

Residency is part of EASTN-DC Network, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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