«Textile practices fascinate me. They embody craftsmanship and ingenuity. Their socio-cultural, economic and political impact is profound, while their aesthetics and tactility shape our everyday experience of the world. I’m delighted that so many artists and designers can join us for the opening and the symposium Textile Beyond Craft – Le textile au-delà de l’artisanat, to weave a dynamic textile network»
Katharina Sand, exhibition co-curator and professor at the AMD Akademie Mode & Design.

The exhibition is accompanied by the Textile Beyond Crafts symposium on November 30 and December 1st, 2023.

«Soft materials are part of everyday life in cultures and societies across the globe. They are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and innovation. We are delighted to present this exhibition which celebrates women artists and designers who are passionate about materials. It has been a great intellectual and emotional pleasure to put together this exhibition with Louise Pelletier, Katharina Sand, Christina Contandriopoulos and the staff of the Design Centre.”
Fabienne Münch, exhibition co-curator and Chair of the Department of Design at Ohio State University

Thank you to our exhibition partners and sponsors