CTR TexLab is integrated at the Centre for Textile Research (CTR) at SAXO institute, UCPH, and a part of the new research infrastructure E-RIHS.dk. CTR focusses on textile history and archaeology, and aims to set new standards for future textile research. CTR TexLab moves beyond the widespread perception that scientific ‘facts’ are superior to interpretations made in the humanities. Science is broadly perceived as objective, quantifying, falsifiable, empirical, descriptive and factual, aiming at discovery, explanations, and solutions. On the other hand humanities are typically framed as subjective, interpretative, theorizing, speculative, politicizing, aesthetic, aiming at understanding, intervention and at producing problems. With a strong foundation in both disciplines, the CTR TexLab is an interdisciplinary hub for the study of past cloth cultures.Housed in a textile lab with experimental archaeology and imagery set-ups, TexLab rests on the combined expertise of 18 researchers from UCPH, KaDK, DTU, National Museum Denmark, and Museum of Copenhagen, who develop in collaboration research projects and teaching curriculum.
Eva Andersson Strand, head of Centre for Textile Research
Elsa Yvanez, project coordinator
Signe Vind, project assistant
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