Retro Concepts – University of Copenhagen

Retro Concepts

CTR is project partner in Retro Concepts [Retrokoncepter] funded by The Center for Culture and Experience Economy, CKO.

The aim of the project is to create increased economic growth for the participating textile companies through development of new concepts and storytelling.  This is done with an infusion of historical and prehistoric research, inspiration and creative tools provided by the textile museum Textilforum, The Danish National Research Foundations Centre for Textile Research and the creative mediator company Moving Minds.

The project was begun 1st of January 2011 and will end 30th of June 2012. During this period 12 workshops (two workshops at each participating company) will take place.

Inspirational lectures given by researchers from CTR: Indian textile dyes (Vibe Maria Martens); The Danish textile printing pioneer Marie Gudme Leth (Mette Bruun); Branding tools used by Danish textile companies after World War 2 (Birgit Lyngbye Pedersen); Reuse and waterproofing (Maj Ringgaard); Nordic knitting (Maj Ringgaard); Patterns, colors and techniques in a Nordic tradition (Ulla Mannering);  Weaving techniques (Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen).
Project partners:
Development Centre UMT, (project management)
Textilforum Museum Midtjylland
Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen Universitet and The National Museum, Denmark
Moving Minds
Katvig ApS
Haugland Collection
Skriver Collection
Lene Bjerre Design A/S
Danish Art Weaving A/S
Georg Jensen Damask A/S