22 September 2019
16.00 (Optional) curated visit to Design Festival exhibition “Material” which brings together new materials developed by scientists, enterprises, designers and architects. The exhibition shows how the notion of resources and material development are going through changes due to environmental crisis. The authors explore across disciplines how in the future waste materials could be used, drawing knowledge from heritage technologies and nature, how to make use of biotechnology and what kind of high-tech materials are made by using nanoscale.
meet: 16.00 at the exhibition location Noblessner

EKSIG 2019 Programme

23 September 2019

9:30 – 10:00 Registration
9.30 – 10.00 Coffee and Tea
10:00–10:30 Conference Opens
10:30–12.00 Paper Presentations
Strand 1: Handmade and Digital Crafts in Collaboration
Deciphering the Craft of the Laser Cutter, Maighraed Mcewan and Jane Scott
From Personal to Ultra-Personalized, Troy Nachtigall, Svetlana Mironcika,
Loe Feijs and Oscar Tomico

A Visual Programming Interface as the Common Platform for Sharing Embodied Knowledge, Flemming Tvede Hansen and Martin Tamke
12:00–13:00 Lunch
13:00–14:00 Keynote Talk
Embodied and Empathic Knowledge – intuiting experience and life in architecture, Juhani Pallasmaa
14:00–14:30 Coffee and Tea
14:30–16:00 Paper Presentations
Strand 2: Making as Action of Change
Collaborative Ecologies through Material Entanglements, Miranda Smitheram and Frances Joseph
“Poke it with a Stick”, Using Autoethnography in Research through Design, Natalia Triantafylli and Spyros Bofylatos
Improvisation: Autonomy, Heteronomy and Wilful Naïveté, Ian Lambert
16:00–17:30 Showcases & Demos
17.30 – 19.00 Break
(Optional) BeWeDō® Workshop, Mark Bradford
19:00–22:00 Dinner


24 September 2019

8:30–09:00 Registration
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and Tea
09:00–11.00 Paper Presentations
Strand 3: Collaboration towards Sustainability
Redirecting Textile Knowledge; An Innovative Approach to Recycling, Donna Cleveland
Interdisciplinary Collaboration as a Framework for Creating Future Materials: Hacking Silk Case Study, Marie Vinter and Kairi Koort
MYCELIUM Exploring the New, Alternative Fungal Hyphae-Based Material’s Potentials, Niki Boukouvala, Spyros Bofylatos and
Nikolaos Zacharopoulos

Sustainability Principles through Educational E-Textile Kit, Paula Veske and Barbro Scholz
11:00–11:30 Coffee and Tea
11:30–13:00 Paper Presentations
Strand 4: Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration
An Interactive Playmat to Support Bonding between Parents and Young Children with Visual (and Intellectual) Disabilities, Paula Dekkers-Verbon, Marina Toeters, Marije Baars, Emilia Barakova and Paula Sterkenburg
Magic Lining: Crafting Multidisciplinary Experiential Knowledge by Changing Wearer’s Body-Perception through Vibrotactile Clothing, Kristi Kuusk, Ana Tajadura-Jiménez and Aleksander Väljamäe
Sharing heritage restoration expertise: The UNESCO Creative Cities Network as opportunity of creative development for Kuldīga, Latvia, Pilar Fernández and Kristina Rovnenko
13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Paper Presentations
Strand 5: Collaboration and Knowledge Transfer
BeWeDō® Kenkyukai: Small Moves Can Set Big Ideas in Motion, Mark Bradford
Knowing Together in Correspondence: The Meal as a Stage for Bildung, Daniel Östergren and Inger M. Jonsson
When Art meets Science: Conditions for Experiential Knowledge Exchange in Interdisciplinary Research on New Materials, Camilla Groth, Margherita Pevere, Pirjo Kääriäinen and Kirsi Niinimäki
Towards Actionable Forms of Communicating and Sharing Design Knowledge, Joanna Rutkowska, Froukje Sleeswijk Visser and David Lamas
16:00–16:30 Coffee and Tea
16:30 – 17:30 Keynote Talk
Things We Could Design – a posthuman exploration, Ron Wakkary
17:30–17:45 Conference Closes & Exhibition Take Down