Arcintex ETN


Project Description

Berlin University of Arts is part of the Arcintex European Training Network, an EU-funded project for the education of PhD students on design for sustainable ways of living in the domains of architecture, interaction design and textiles. Design Research Lab hosts one of fifteen early stage researchers in the project, Ramyah Gowrishankar. Ramyah’s thesis deals with electrostatic energy harvesting in textiles on the scale of the interior and how this can be used for envisioning new ways of interacting with electronic textiles: What if we could slowly harvest electricity from electrostatic textile setups like we harvest ripe tomatoes from our balcony garden?

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 642328.