Katharina Jebsen

Collective design – collective thinking

Digital print offers special possibilities and advantages for individual design solutions on diverse surfaces, in small and large-scale projects, in different settings. All those possibilities can only be exploited – and new technical ideas could be explored –  if the communication between technicians and designers enhances. I will explain my thought structures as a textile designer to open a dialogue about communication between different professions. If we want to improve our work together we need to understand our different backgrounds of thinking. If more people become open for visionary and absurd-appearing ideas by designers, the technique could be improved together with machine builders, technicians, chemists and engineers. If we understand each other we have the chance to inspire each other and combine our skills and not leave it in separated chambers. What about material experiments to find new printable substances? Can mushrooms be printed digitally? Should we try it? Why not!