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Staff and keynote speaker profiles

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

Delia Dumitrescu is a professor in the department of design. In her work she focuses on architecture, interaction design, and textile design - and everything in between - with the aim of developing new materials. She has extensive experience in machine knitting, and is managing the Smart Textiles Design Lab, which, among other duties, involves dissemination of their research, both within industry as well as academia, and thereby stimulating research collaboration.

Marjan Kooroshnia is a senior lecturer in the department of design. Her PhD work focused on exploring the design properties and potentials of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks when printed on textiles in order to expand the range of colour-changing effects offered by thermochromic inks on textiles, as well as to facilitate communication regarding, understanding of, and design with thermochromic inks. Currently she teachers and supervises both BA and MA students in subjects related to colour, dyeing, printing and finishing of textiles.

Erin Lewis is a doctoral student in the department of design. Her PhD research explores magnetic and electromagnetic textile expressions through a process of material exploration and textile design experimentation. Prior to her studies in Sweden, Erin was an instructor at OCAD University in her beloved hometown of Toronto, Canada, where she taught wearable electronics and wearable computing within the Faculty of Design, and was a Senior Researcher within OCAD University’s wearable technology design lab, the Social Body Lab (2010-2015). From 2011-2015 she was the Coordinator of the Toronto Wearables Meetup. In 2015 Erin held the position of Education Manager at InterAccess, Canada's preeminent new media art gallery.

Vidmina Stasiulyte is a doctoral student in the department of design. She started her career as a a conceptual fashion designer and created various projects in this media: costume performances, individual costume collections, and textile installation (BA in Apparel Design and BA in Fashion Design). Later Vidmina expanded her practices in different media such as interactive sculpture, sound, and installation art (MA in Visual Arts). She is also experienced in teaching and evaluating fashion design programmes. Since 2015 she has been doing practice-based research in fashion design, within the ArcInTexETN programme, by investigating the non-visual aesthetics of fashion.

Peter Ljungstrand is a studio director and senior researcher at RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), in the department of interaction technologies. He has experience in building working prototypes of interactive wearables by using electronics, sensors, software and smart fabrics.

Fredrik Timour is the founder of Neue, a platform for digital fashion development including both hardware, software and cloud services, for fashion brands and end user applications. Currently he works for the Swedish Fashion Council as Head of Innovation, where he is setting up a new innovation centre for sustainable fashion. With a broad, deep and holistic perspective to digital fashion, he has been running courses in fashion-tech at Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC, London College of Fashion - London, IFA - Paris, Beckmans - Stockholm.

Lisa Lang is a European entrepreneur, technologist and international speaker. Her brands ElektroCouture and ThePowerHouse are leading agencies for FashionTech, wearable technologies, smart textiles manufacturing and making things glow. She is recognized as one of the top 50 women in tech (EU), top 100 most influential people in wearable tech worldwide, one of 25 leaders in fashion and technology worldwide, and has been listed as one of the 50 most important women for innovation & startups in the EU.

Jonas Larsson is an associate professor in the department of textile management. His research focuses on the development of apparel- and textile value chains with positive environmental and social impact. This includes development and implementation of new sales, product development, logistics and production solutions for more sustainable value chain management. Within the frames of Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Jonas is involved in development of the Higg-index and its adoption in the industry.

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