Masters students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield collaborated as researchers and creatives to design and curate an interactive exhibition on the theme of ‘Huddersfield’s Heritage & Innovation in Textiles’.
The exhibition was part of the Temporary Contemporary in Queensgate Market. Designed and curated by Lauren Riley and Tabassum Ahmed, Textile Practice and Urban Design students respectively, the project relied on community engagement and participation to build a portfolio of primary research in order to provoke innovative processes to improve cultural ecologies within the local community.
Through nostalgic resonance the project aimed to bring back the lived memories and experiences of the regions’ Textile industry, allowing visitors to revisit and share the stories of their historic threads.
The exhibition featured a collection of photography that focused on the textile heritage of Huddersfield including imagery of mill sites and inside textile mills.
Exhibition Webpage: lauren-riley.wixsite.com/nostalgiaproject