Createx – European textile heritage
Createx Project aims to promote the cultural heritage of the textile sector as a driver of creativity and a significant source of inspiration for new generations of designers. Practically the textile archives of Europe will open their doors to reveal the heritage to new audiences. Participating in the project is Nordiska Textilakademin, one of five Acte members cooperating. The project is co-funded by the creative Europe Program of the European Union.
– Borås region kept its textile heritage visible in many ways. With Createx many patterns preserved in different textile archives will be exposed into new light. Personally, I look forward to see how the participant creators will be inspired by the heritage and develop it, says Christian Lundell, CEO at Nordiska Textilakademin.
Digitalising the textile heritage an image bank will be created, covering material from all of Europe. The project aims to get as many people as possible interested in discovering and engaging with the European cultural heritage.
In 2019, the focus will be on how the past and the present of the textile world can work together. In addition, how the textile sector can use the textile heritage as an inspiration. Christian Lundell believes that both the textile industry and the next generation of textile innovators can benefit from utilizing the textile heritage.
The next generation of textile innovators is especially important to Mr. Lundell as the CEO of a school offering textile studies,
In this project, we are part of a highly dedicated team consisting of five partners from five different countries: Municipality de Santo Tirso (Portugal), Ajuntament de Gironella (Spain), Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź (Poland), Prato Textile Museum (Italy) and Nordiska Textilakademin (Sweden). All partners are active in areas being represented in the Acte network.
Within the Createx project, workshops open to the public as well as other initiatives will take place. The project also offers internships, allowing young designers and artists to visit partner areas and experiment with their own interpretations of the textile heritage.