The Textile Design department is excited to host its 4th annual Textile Design Symposium. This year’s title is “The Path Forward”. As with most events this year, it will be held virtually. This gives us the chance to highlight speakers from across the globe. Join us for two days of interesting and informative talks by speakers such as esteemed alumni Sriranjini Raghurum, Rachel Snack, and Mary Armacost as well as longtime textile industry torchbearers, Wesley Mancini, Julie Baird Royce Epstein, Andrea Aranow, and many others. The full itinerary can be viewed below.
Design Philadelphia 2020:
Textile Design: The Path Forward
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
9 am—Crypton Team: A Path to Performance – Many Roads Traveled.
10 am—Sriranjini Raghuram: Relevance of Design in the India Handloom and Craft Sector
11 am—Todd Bowles, De Leo Textiles: Putting It Together: Career Fundamentals for Textile Designers
1 pm—Rachel Snack, Weaver House: Creatively Pivoting in 2020
2 pm—The Current State of the Textile Industry: Panel Discussion
Carrie Dillon, ITA: Moderator
Kelly DiFoggio, Stein Fibers
Jack Eger, Crypton
Wesley Mancini, Wesley Mancini, Ltd.
Kathryn Richardson, Libeco
Katherine Shoaf, Radiate Textiles
Thurs October 8th
9:30 am—Carla Bluitt, Crest Leather: Leather: A Whole New World
10:30 am—Oluwabusola Duroshola, Mannington; Next Steps: Navigating the Makers Journey Post University
12:30 pm—Wesley Mancini, Wesley Mancini, Ltd: A Designer’s Path
1:30 pm—Mary Armacost, Department of Defense: Textile Tech in the DoD: Where the Lab Meets the Field
2:30 pm—Julie Baird and Royce Epstein, Mohawk Design: The Case for Carpet Design
3:30 pm—Andrea Aranow: Archives as Design Inspiration