Fossilized Textiles

Patricia Belford, Ruth Morrow

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Abstract: Fossilized Textiles. Trish Belford, University of Ulster, Belfast, Ruth Morrow, Queens University Belfast. This poster presents the current outcomes of an ongoing project, Tactility Factory (TF), which is a collaboration between a textile designer and an architect. Conceptually TF sets the utopian challenge of bringing together hard and soft materials (in the case of one product range girli concrete, ‘hard’ is represented by concrete and ‘soft’ by textile technologies) and it starts from an understanding that most Built Environment elements and materials are designed only to meet technical performance specifications. In contrast TF focuses as much on the human ‘performance’, (beauty, sensuality and in particular, tactility) as the technical.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherKingston University London
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 24 Jun 2009
EventIntegration of Design & Science, LIght & Materials, Colour & Environment - Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Duration: 24 Jun 2009 → …


ConferenceIntegration of Design & Science, LIght & Materials, Colour & Environment
Period24/06/09 → …


  • science
  • hybrid
  • textiles
  • concrete
  • fossilized


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