NEW BOOK Interwoven – Exploring Materials and Structures
The book will be published by AaltoARTS Books on 7.9.2022. Preorder now with 20% discount.
Maarit Salolainen is Adjunct Professor for Design, Especially Textile Materials at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture and Head of Master’s Programme in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design fact.aalto.fi The adjunct professorship enables Salolainen to continue her active professional work in the field in her various tasks in the design and textile industry & business. Through Salolainen the Aalto University ARTS Department of Design gets a contemporary view and contact to the international field of textiles. textiles.aalto.fi www.aalto.fi
Maarit Salolainen worked as a lecturer in Aalto University from 2003-2013 and gained insight into the challenges of education. Coming from outside academia with a view and experience of the international textile field, has enabled her to view teaching anew. Her curriculum development, reorganization of the weaving and textile courses and research of teaching methods in collection design and woven textile design have brought innovative results. She lead the popular surface design study project PatternLab in 2003-2009 and 2014 until present and developed the brand, study content and process to what it is now. patternlab.fi
During her pedagogical career, she has actively opened the textile courses to fashion students and to students from other study programs of the Department of Design, worked as a supervisor for projects with industry and business as well as helped the students to network with international fashion and textile companies and NGO’s. Salolainen has developed the pedagogics and possibilities of material based fashion design. The innovative use of materials and techniques by Aalto ARTS fashion students has claimed international recognition at international shows and fashion competitions in the recent years.
The book “Interwoven – exploring Materials and Structures” will be published by Aalto ARTS books in September 2022 and is now available for preorder.