The eTextile Summer Camp is a week-long event that brings together expert practitioners from the fields of eTextiles and Soft Circuitry. Gathering in the countryside of france, the camp offers participants space and opportunity to come together professionally and casually to exchange knowledge, share skills through hands-on workshops and engage in discourse around current topics.
This year’s fifth edition of the eTextile Summer Camp will again be hosted by the wonderful Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes and will take place from July 22nd to 30th, 2016 in Poncé sur le Loir, France.

Dates and Schedule:
The Summer Camp is scheduled to be held from July 22nd (Friday) to 30th (Saturday).
The first day (22nd) is the day to arrive at the Paillard. The main activities will start form the morning of 23rd and last until the July 29th including one day off on the 26th for free activity. Participants will start their journey back home on the July 30th morning.

Pick up times:
Friday 22th July
at VENDOME TGV station (you can take the train at 12:14 from PARIS MONTPARNASSE)
at VENDOME TGV station (you can take the train at 18:14 PARIS MONTPARNASSE)

Drop off time:
Saturday 30th July
at VENDOME TGV station (you can take the train at 12:01 to PARIS MONTPARNASSE)

Past eTextile Summer Camps:

The first Summer Camp was held in 2011 at the Rydal Design Center in Borås, Sweden. The second, the third and the fourth edition of the Summer Camp was held at Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes in Poncé sur le Loir, France.

Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes is located in Poncé sur le Loir, a small village at the entrance of the Loire Valley, 214 km from Paris. The historic site of the Moulins de Paillard, an 18th century paper mill, returns to the creativity and the innovation of the industrial revolution thanks to a contemporary arts centre and its program of expositions and performances. www.moulinspaillard.com

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The eTextiles Summer Camp 2016 is organized by:
Mika Satomi (KOBAKANT, www.kobakant.at)
Pauline Vierne (www.issuu.com/paulinevierne)
Ingo Randolf (www.ingorandolf.info)
Shelly De Vito (Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain http://www.moulinspaillard.com )
James Porter (Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain http://www.moulinspaillard.com )

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