Magic Lining at Textile Futures Lab Tallinn

Dec 19, 2017

The official first meeting of Magic Lining team took place on 13th of November, after the intense few days of conference and workshop Magic! at WUD Tallinn.

Ana (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Kristi (Textile Futures Lab, Estonia) and Marta (Vertigo, Portugal) met on the frosty Monday morning in Estonia, Tallinn to discuss and sign the Vertigo Magic Lining collaboration agreement. During the fruitful meeting Marta introduced the coming process of the project and triggered Ana and Kristi to think about ways to guide the starting collaboration towards the most successful direction. For Ana and Kristi it was very important to understand that the Vertigo team has prepared necessary tools, such as the blog which serves as a diary to keep track of the project activities, and dissemination activities to support the whole process.

Meeting at Kristi’s studio in Tallinn provided us a great opportunity to go together through Kristi’s past projects and experience them with all the senses :-) Kristi also showed us a collection of smart textile projects that we used to brainstorm on the possible materials we could use for Magic Lining. Ana took the opportunity to better explain the work being done at MAGICSHOES, and provided some keywords, related to body sensations and psychological constructs in which MAGICSHOES is focusing: self-esteem, body appearance (e.g. shape), physical strength, body flexibility, and body agility.

The team shared their insights about the expectations and fears for the starting collaboration project, agreed next meeting times and larger goals for the coming period.

Photo: Kristi demonstrating an Augmented Reality page from her PhD thesis "Crafting Sustainable Smart Textile Services."

Photo: Kristi's studio Textile Futures Lab at ARS building, that serves as an artistic hub in Tallinn, Estonia.

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VERTIGO is funded under the H2020 European STARTS initiative, innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS. STARTS promotes the arts as catalysts for efficient conversion of science and technology knowledge into products, services, and processes.