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TextileX Talk Aradhita Parasrampuria
October 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Aradhita Parasrampuria talks about their fashion work with an unusual collaborator: algae
Aradhita Parasrampuria discusses her work combining synthetic biology with fashion to develop revolutionary sustainable materials that acknowledge contemporary realities of climate change and exploitative labor practices. Determined to reverse the effects of water pollution Parasrampuria works with regenerative natural resources like algae to create interactive biodegradable embellishments that sequester carbon and maintain healthy ecosystems. The conversation will encourage participants to challenge the separation between artificial materials and the natural world.
Aradhita Parasrampuria is an Indian textile designer and sustainable materials developer based in New York City. She specializes in creating carbon-neutral textiles achieved through experimentation with microorganisms. Her collaborators include Algae, Escherichia coli, and Mycelium. Aradhita’s work has been photographed and written about in Vogue, L’officiel Brazil, Dezeen, WGSN, No kill magazine, Talking Textiles, and CFDA.
In an effort to continue to promote exchanges between the Portland textile community and beyond we’ve put together a series of TextileX Talks highlighting inspiring projects and voices addressing the theme of Regeneration. These talks feature innovative educators, artists, designers, and archivists whose work has inspired and will inform this year’s topic of Regeneration.
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In just over 4 years, Portland TextileX Month (PTXM) has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration, cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and intergenerational exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
This year we’ve organized the PTXM festival with over 40 events and directly sponsored a multitude of FREE programs including exhibits, workshops, artist talks, community events, and more—representing a diverse range of textile interests and practices. This year’s PTXM Regeneration Festival has brought together makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing. PTXM would not have been possible without the dedication of event organizers, paid contributors, paid interns, amazing volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community.
We hope to continue building PTXM and TextileX website as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come, and that’s where you come in.
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