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Swatch the Future


The final year Textile Design and Development students at RMIT have forecast the future and imagined a world that is different from the current political, economic or environmental climate. Thirteen emerging designers set the scene, identifying a design problem within a potential apocalypse in order to develop textile design solutions. These new worlds may have been overrun with water, seductive yet poisonous plants, or other external threats. In some of these worlds, humans have no skin, or they have lost their eyesight, or even have mechanical limbs. The designers have used knitting, weaving, surface design, stitching, felting, embroidery and a range of other experimental and innovative textile techniques and materials to develop solutions to problems in multiple new worlds.

Earlier Event: August 1
Somali Raar Hut Dream Installation
Later Event: August 2
House, floating