COST- Funded International Research Collaboration

Miriam Ribul has been awarded funding for a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) from COST, the European Fund for Cooperation in Science and Technology, towards the development of a collaborative project with a technical scientist from Project 5 in MISTRA Future Fashion based at SP Technical Research Institute and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and Borås, Sweden.

Last week Miriam presented a poster about her collaboration at the COST workshop in Bangor, Wales, for the COST action titled ‘innovative applications in regenerated wood cellulose fibres’. The event was organised by the Biocomposites Centre and COST FP1205, and included presentations from projects developed in Austria, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Greece, Latvia, Slovenia, Israel, France, Poland, Germany, UK, Belgium, Germany, Norway and Turkey.

Miriam’s interdisciplinary project titled ‘Design possibilities in regenerated cellulose materials’ focuses on the processes and tools applied in the lab for the development of regenerated cellulose fibres. The contribution of the funding towards this practice-led design residency allowed for the development of a science-design collaboration with hand-on applications of the research ideas and material explorations in the lab. The funded research trips to SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Chalmers University of Technology included meetings with scientists from the physical and organic chemistry departments, and visits to the recently opened Textile Fashion Centre at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås and Swerea IVF in Gothenburg.

The funded design research project started on 20th of January 2014 and the outcomes will be published as part of our online exhibition Textiletoolbox in June 2014.