SPECIALIST AREAS OF INTEREST
Composite (3D) Garment Weaving
Zero Waste Design
Social and Sustainable Textile Innovation
Hand and Digital Craft
Visual Communication of Practice-led Research
PIPER, A., TOWNSEND, K. & JABUR, L. (2022). Resilience, Resourcefulness and Creativity: Learning from the diversification of Guatemalan artisans during the pandemic to sustain textile traditions. Futurescan 5: Conscious Communities. Leeds: Nexus, University of Leeds. 07-08 September 2022.
TOWNSEND, K. & PIPER, A. (2021). Identity and Innovation: The Role of Traje in Sustainable Production and Use. Textile and Place. Manchester: Manchester School of Art (online). 15 October 2021.
TOWNSEND, K. & PIPER, A. (2020). Sustaining Ixchel’s Legacy: Ethnographic research into artisanal weaving practices in Guatemala. School of Art and Design Research Conference. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University. 19 June 2020.
PIPER, A. (2019). “But it doesn’t link to my practice”: Demystifying the link between theory and practice. Visual Delights 10. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University. 26 April 2019.
PIPER, A. & WALKER, S. (2017). The Textile Designer 2.0: A Workshop Guide for Future Workshop Facilitators in Smart Textiles. Intersections 2017. London: Loughborough University. 13 September 2017.
PIPER, A. (2016). Code, Decode, Recode: Constructing, Deconstructing and Reconstructing Knowledge Through Making. DRS Conference. Brighton: University of Brighton. 28 – 30 June 2016.
PIPER, A. (2015). Parallel Lines of Thinking and Making: Developing a Composite Garment Weaving System. ADBE Doctoral Conference. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University. 8 & 9 June 2015.
PIPER, A. (2015). From Sportswear to Sports Fashion: Function in fashion and textile design. Visual Delights 6. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University. 24 April 2015.
PIPER, A. (2015). Designing and Constructing Composite Garments Integrating Smart Textiles. Arcintex. Nottingham: Antenna. 26 & 27 February 2015.
PIPER, A & TOWNSEND, K. (2014). Crafting the Composite Garment: The Role of Hand-weaving in Digital Creation. Transitions: Rethinking Textiles and Surfaces. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. 26 & 27 November 2014.
TOWNSEND, K., PIPER, A. & JABUR, L. (2022). Crafting Textiles Through the Covid-19 Crisis: Stories from Guatemala [Film]. Futurescan 5: Conscious Communities. Leeds: Nexus, University of Leeds. 07-08 September 2022.
TOWNSEND, K., PIPER, A. & JABUR, L. (2022). Bonington Vitrines #18: Story Cloth. Nottingham: Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University. 26 March – 21 May 2022.
PIPER, A. (2018). Cut, Colour and Craftsmanship. Quebec: Societe d’art at d’histoire de Beauport. September – October 2018.
RATNAYAKA, A., PIPER, A. & TOWNSEND, K. (2012). Woven Illuminated Garment. Future Textiles Exhibition. London: Palace of Westminster. December 2012.