ArcInTex International Network Meeting

Introduction

Hosted by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), the goal of the ArcInTex International Network Meeting is to explore and create connections between textile, architecture and interaction design. Taking place for the first time in Asia, the focus of this edition is to explore intersections and opportunities of blending traditional craft and heritage and advanced manufacturing. The city of Suzhou is the ideal place for this, due to its rich cultural history as well as recent developments in advanced manufacturing and technology.

In the workshops, participants have the opportunity to explore Chinese textile crafts such as Suzhou style silk and silk tapestry (Kesi) and Chinese bridal fashion, as well as, modern manufacturing developments such as circular knitting and functional textile materials. During the symposium speakers from academia, industry and design, will present recent developments within the theme, to give participants a taste of things happening in China.

Date

April 12th - April 17th

Registration now open

Registration deadline for workshop participants: January 31st

Registration deadline for symposium participants: February 15th

Please register as soon as possible, to allow enough time for the visa application process, our team is standing by to help you with the process.

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Program

April 12

Friday

Parallel Workshops

Off-campus

In Collaboration with Industry

April 13

Saturday

Parallel Workshops

Off-campus

In Collaboration with Industry

April 14

Sunday

Free day for workshop participants

April 15

Monday

Finalizing workshop

Preparation Exhibition

Reception Conference Guests

April 16

Tuesday

Symposium Day 1

Conference Dinner

April 17

Wednesday

Symposium Day 2

Steering Board Meeting

April 18

Thursday

Cultural visits Suzhou

Symposium

To be announced soon. Expect speakers from industry, academia and design.

Workshops

Participants can register separately for the workshop and will be selected by the workshop organizers based on their motivational statement and background. Accommodation, local transport, food and symposium participation are fully funded for the selected workshop participants. After the workshops, an exhibition will be co-created with the participants to show the results and output of the workshop to the symposium participants.


Registration now open

Registration deadline for workshop participants: January 31st

Registration deadline for symposium participants: February 15th

Please register as soon as possible, to allow enough time for the visa application process, our team is standing by to help you with the process.

Register now!

Information

ArcInTex Network

ArcInTex is an international network where Architecture, Interaction Design and Textiles join forces in developing ideas, techniques, methods and programs for new perspectives on design for building, dwelling and living. The network consists of partners from academia and industry (universities such as University of Borås, Aalto University, Auckland University of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology). More information about the network and its members can be found at it’s website. The Spring 2019 ArcInTex network conference and workshop will take place at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou between April 12th, 2019 and April 18th, 2019.

Location

Suzhou combines its rich 2,500-year-old history with a drive to become one of the most modern cities in China. It has a population of more than six million and a GDP of a trillion RMB. Suzhou is renowned for its classical-style gardens, many of which are noted as World Cultural and National Heritage sites. In addition to its stunning gardens and flowing canals, Suzhou has been at the centre of China’s illustrious silk trade for centuries. Su embroidery is the most celebrated of the four main styles of Chinese silk embroidery, renowned its subtle and refined needlework. The main venue for the event will be the campus of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, located in Suzhou Industrial Park, to the east of Suzhou’s historic centre. Suzhou is only 24 minutes due west from Shanghai on the fastest high-speed train.

Organizing Committee

Martijn ten Bhömer (XJTLU, Industrial Design), Oscar Tomico (Elisava School of Design and Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology), Sara Sterling (XJTLU, Industrial Design), Roger Lo (XJTLU, School of Film and TV Arts), Zhebin Xue (Jiangnan University, School of Textiles)

Support

Yunpeng Xiang (XJTLU, Manager Materials library), Mengqi Jiang (XJTLU, PhD Industrial Design)

Sponsors

The ArcInTex International Network Meeting 2019 would not be possible without the support from our sponsors:

  • XJTLU Department of Industrial Design
  • NSFC
  • Glen Raven Asia
  • Santoni Shanghai

Accommodation

Meghna

Suzhou Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool International Conference Centre

This hotel is recommended as it is affordable and very close (10 minutes walk across campus) to the conference venue. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel. Price for a double room is RMB 409/night including two breakfasts, single room is RMB 378/night including one breakfast.

Address: No. 99 Ren'ai Road, Industrial Park District, Suzhou 215123, China
Chinese Address: 西交利物浦国际会议中心, 215123工业园区仁爱路99号
Meghna

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool Scholars’ Suite (Recommended for Chinese Participants)

This hotel is located inside of XJTLU south campus and very close (5 minutes walk across campus) to the conference venue. Reservations can be made through contact to [email protected] (no prepayment needed). Price for a double room and single room is lower than XJTLU conference Hotel including one breakfast.

Address: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, South Campus, Suzhou 215123, China
Chinese Address: 西交利物浦大学国际学术交流中心
Meghna

Jinjiang Inn Select– Suzhou industrial park dushu lake higher education area

Affordable hotel with basic amenities, clean and close to campus, about 15 minutes walk to the conference venue. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel. Price for a double room is approximately RMB 320/night.

Address: No.8 Xuetang Street, Wu Zhong District, 215000 Suzhou, China
Chinese Address: 锦江之星品尚苏州园区独墅湖高教区酒店, 苏州 吴中区 独墅湖高教区雪堂街8号
Meghna

Four Points by Sheraton Suzhou

Comfortable hotel with good breakfast, near Dushu Lake with lake view. Approximately 10 minutes by taxi, public bus or metro to campus. Price for a double room is RMB 760/night.

Address: No.8 Moon Bay Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Wu Zhong District, 215123 Suzhou, China
Chinese Address: 苏州福朋喜来登酒店, 苏州 吴中区 工业园区独墅湖月亮湾路8号

Contact

Contact Details

Don't hesitate to contact us regarding any questions through the following contact information, or use the contact form.

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Ren'ai Road 111, Suzhou, Jiangsu, P.R. China
Phone: +86 (0)512 8188 4738‬