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Softislab – Pilot for a shared textile laboratory

For who Open for professionals and all other curious and creative people out there!

What Creative hands-on working residency, courses and workshops, keynote-speakers, panel-discussion – and an exhibition.

Where Located temporarely in Kalasatama Art Studio Building of the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation
5 minutes walking distance from the Kalasatama metro station

10 minutes walking distance from Sörnäinen (Hämeentie) bus, metro and tram stops

Street address: Vanha Talvitie 9, 00580 Helsinki (entrance from the inner yard) 

In a nutshell, we want to establish a shared working space with professional textile machinery, a variable seasonal program and an exhibition space for both professionals and enthusiasts alike. The space will be the first, one-of-its-kind in Finland.

In order to establish this awesome textile space, Softislab will work as a demo for the future space enabling us to test its different functions.


Values 
We envision the LAB as a platform for future-oriented, curious and experimental textile development. We wish to build a kind and safe space that encourages and nurtures creativity and collaborative working culture.

The event is organized by Tilaa Tekstiilille ry

Tilaa Tekstiilille ry was founded in Autumn 2020 to provide textile professionals possibilities and a shared space to practice and develop their profession beyond borders and disciplines. The association is formed by fashion and textile designers who believe in collaborative working culture and kindness.

We believe that SOFTNESS IS RADICAL.

The pilot event is funded by CreaDemo funding granted by The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture - AVEK.