Body & Space

Innovative Textile Design from
the Swedish School of Textiles in Riga
15.02.2008 - 09.03.2008

The cultural initiative e-text+textiles is organizing event series Body & Space in Riga during the February and March 2008. These events consist of an exhibition Body & Space showcasing the newest developments within the field of smart textiles by the Swedish School of Textiles in Boras, a seminar The Challenge of Smart Textiles addressing and discussing the issues highlighted by the exhibition as well as a practical workshop EduWear giving a specialist insight into the construction and design of e-textiles.

The aim of the Body & Space events is three-fold:

•    to introduce Latvian specialists and the general public to state-of-the-art developments in smart textiles in Sweden;

•    to stimulate the development of the field in Latvia and

•    to give an informative and critical analysis on these developments by placing them into wider socio-cultural and technological contexts.

Body & Space is initiated and organized by e-text+textiles in collaboration with the Swedish School of Textiles in Boras. It is implemented with the support of the Riga Technical University, LIAA - Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, The Latvian National Art Museum, Norden - Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia, the Swedish Embassy in Latvia, the Latvian Textile and Clothing Industry Association and hotel Valdemars . Information sponsors are: Diena, Dizaina Studija, Rigas Laiks , A4D, 1/4 Satori .


Registration for the seminar is essential. Please confirm your participation at the seminar by 11.02.2008. Please email to:


Information Pdfs
Click on the links below to download pdf documents with information about Body & Space.

Press release and programme (English)
Press release and programme (Latvian)
Speakers' abstracts and biopics (English)
Speakers' abstracts and biopics (Latvian)
Body & Space exhibition text (English)
Body & Space exhibition text (Latvian)
EduWear text (English)