15 Jan 2012
Futurotextiles 3 & Touring module
Created in 2006 by lille3000, Futurotextiles is an exhibition which mix science, technology and art to textile. Objects, applications and works of art are inspired by the wildest dreams to invent tomorrow's hopes.
The exhibition is a discovery journey through the world of textile: science and technology are one side of the exhibition, which is also an artistic, playful and poetic journey with pieces by some of the greatest creators of these past few years.
The exhibition thus conceived was a great success at Tripostal in Lille (France) in 2006, in Istanbul (Turkey) in September 2007, and Futurotextiel 08 during Autumn 2008 in Kortrijk (Belgium). A touring module was then created after the 2nd edition, and it started a world tour to show a wide selection of these concrete visions of tomorrow's textile which change the way we see the world, our surroundings and ourselves.
The exhibition and the touring module have been supported by Designregio Kortrijk, Lille Métropole Communauté urbaine, the Nord-Pas de Calais region, CulturesFrance, Interreg IV and CLUBTEX.
Futurotextiles is preparing a brand new touring exhibition, at the forefront of contemporary creation and of the latest technological innovations.
In 2011, a module giving a foretaste of Futurotextiles 3, will be displayed as part of the Futex convention in Marcq-en-Barœul, to start a tour in ACTE network cities (Association des Collectivités Textiles Européennes).
As part of the FANTASTIC theme edition, lille3000 will show all of Futurotextiles 3, on the la Tossée site (2000m2) in Tourcoing (Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine), on the occasion of the inauguration of CETI (European Centre for Innovative Textiles).
LODZ / 18 April – 20 May 2012
As part of the Fashion Week?Textile Musueum (Poland)
TOURCOING / 09 October 2012 - 13 January 2013
As part of FANTASTIC
CETI (European Centre for Innovative Textile)
LILLE / 14 October 2006 – 14 January 2007
As part of « Bombaysers de Lille »?Tripostal, Lille (France)
ISTANBUL / 4 – 10 September 2007
As part of « Istanbul Design Week »?Galata Brigde, Istanbul (Turkey)
KORTRIJK / 9 October – 7 December 2008
Futurotextiel 08?Hall NMBS, Kortrijk (Belgium)
MARCQ-EN-BARŒUL / 23 – 25 January 2009
As part of « Futex »?Hippodrome de Marcq-en-Barœul (France)
BANGKOK / 30 July – 16 October 2009
Jim Thomsom House, Bangkok (Thailand)
CASABLANCA / 12 November – 12 December 2009
ESITH, Casablanca (Morocco)
JAKARTA / 27 April – 14 May 2010
National Gallery (Grand Palais), Jakarta (Indonesia)
SHANGHAI / 1st May – 15 July 2010
As part of « Pavillon Lille Europe »?Shanghai 2010 World Fair (China)
MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL / 15, 16, 22 and 23 January 2011
As part of the 4th « Futex » convention?Hippodrome de Marcq-en-Barœul (France)
BARCELONA / 15 February - 2 April 2011
Museu Maritim de Barcelona (Spain)
CORDOBA / 3 May - 3 June 2011
Palacio de la Merced, Córdoba (Spain)
PRATO / 30 September - 13 November 2011
Museo del Tessuto, Prato (Italy)
RENAIX / 2 December 2011 - 15 January 2012