Svenja Keune

Svenja Keune
Högskolan i Borås · School of Textiles (THS)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, in Sweden and at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen, where I am currently working on ‘Designing and Living with Organisms (DLO)’, a 3 year project funded by an international postdoc grant from the Swedish Research Council.
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September 2015 - August 2019
Högskolan i Borås
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September 2015 - August 2019
Högskolan i Borås
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Publications (12)
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The emergence of biodesign opens new ways for textile design and production processes by e.g. using living organisms directly for growing or dyeing textiles. Researchers and designers who engage in such practices often describe their processes as a collaboration with the living. Since maintenance or acts of caring are often fundamental for a succes...
Thesis
Horticultural practices are increasingly entering the private realm due to the popularity of urban gardening, indoor gardening systems, and architectural propositions to join living spaces for people and vegetable cultivation in order to promote more resilient and sustainable ways of living. While new research into symbiotic processes between livin...
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This publication illustrates my journey over the past four years of artistic research within the ArcInTex European Training Network. This journey started with a search for textile structures that adapt and respond to their environment, led to me studying the interactions between seedlings and textiles and resulted in me living in a prototype house...
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In Greenhouses horticultural textiles create healthier climates for plants, protecting from wind and insects, and improving and guiding the light. Likewise, indoors traditional interior textiles mediate between people and space, creating indirect light through shielding the sun in a window and making a cold and hard bench feel more soft and look mo...
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Presently, designing with living systems such as insects, fungi and bacteria has become an area of extended interest, proposing collaborative processes of designing and manufacturing - as a solution for symbiotic ways of living. On the scale of the interior, modern systems for interior gardening, combining both functional, e.g., food supply, purify...
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This research explores the dynamic qualities of plant degradation in textile structures for interior and aims to develop alternative aesthetics, interactions, life–cycles and applications for living with plants by referring to outdoor expressions and experiences. A series of material explorations illustrates the potential of corn seeds in textile i...
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The emergence of biodesign, as a new field in design, opens up the design process for new methods, techniques and materials, consequently these new possibilities offer special potential for the textile design practice i.e. integrating living systems into textile structures. The purpose of this work is to develop an understanding on dynamic and acti...
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This paper presents experiences from a two-day teaching workshop where first year students in architecture meet with first year students in textile design for an assignment on building structures with textile, soil and plants designing for indoor gardening with the aim of inspiring for more sustainable lifestyles. The background is a research proje...
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With rising environmental destruction, the acknowledgement of nature’s vitality rises and receives atention by designers, artists and architects in various fields, i.e. „biophilic urbanism“, „green design“, „biodesign“, „biomimicry“. Within interior design the importance of plants is repeatedly rediscovered and various autonomous systems were succe...
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This paper attempts to illustrate a "Material System" that can exemplify a hybrid material behavior through a designed assembly of two categories of materials (biological and textile). The transformable system is achieved by natural dynamic transformations, using the potential of seeds for their passive and active, adaptive and responsive character...
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Here we present three interactive artworks that showcase the abilities of active textured surfaces to enable new qualities of surface interactions. Giving the surfaces different sensing abilities, ways to act and behaviors, then allows us to explore emotional attributes and character perceived by an observer. The three designs reflect artworks emot...

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Projects (2)
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With this artistic research project, I want to investigate how textiles can host e.g. plants and insects, and how their presence in everyday life influences the design practice and ways of life. Therefore the fields of textile and architecture will connect through designing and manufacturing structures at THS and CITA. Biocomposites from e.g. sand, soil, and wood are 3Dprinted on textiles from natural materials, e.g. linnen with which plants and insects can interact. The structures will be installed and lived with in my house prototype ‘Petersilie’. As a result, DLO will propose alternatives to how we design and live today and aims to provoke discussion with society, academia, and industry.
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Transforming Textile expressions by using plants to integrate growth, wilderness and decay into textile structures for interior.