Josefin Landalv
Research Assistant

Josefin is a Swedish textile designer, weaver and print maker. She graduated from Chelsea College of Arts with a BA in Textile Design in 2011, supported by the Swedish Textile Scholarship Founds (TEKO), and began her work at TED in 2012. In 2014 she received the Clothworkers’ Foundation Award from the award winning social enterprise Cockpit Arts - a bursary that aims to help young weavers start up their own business. The Swedish Purveyor to the Court, Klässbols Linen Mill has sold her designs since 2011.

 

Research Interests

 

Josefin’s research explores sustainable design strategies from the early stages of the design process - being a weaver means she can integrate this into her own methods of creating textiles. Her practice-based research investigates weave structures that elevate the natural and desirable qualities and strengths of the fibre as an inherent feature of the final product. Her current work is investigating the diverse and sustainable qualities of cellulose fibers from trees in woven interior products. Josefin is also exploring craft and co-design in her Textile Toolbox project; SWEAVER. This project aims to connect Sweden’s many hand weavers with post-consumer waste through an online network to minimize waste and endorse Swedish craft.

 

Current Research Projects

 

 

Key Expertise

Design, textiles, sustainability, weaving, woven cellulosics.

 

Exhibition Curation & Artefacts

Landalv, J. (2014) SWEAVER. Textile Toolbox exhibition tour.

 

Presentations

Impact Lecture, BA and MA Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 8 May 2015.

Textile Toolbox Presentation, Upplandsmuseet, Uppsala, Sweden, 22 May 2015.

 

 

Website: www.cargocollective.com/JosefinLandalv

Instagram: josefin.landalv

Landalv Josefin

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