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The Future is Now

May 21, 2022, 10:00 am11:00 am
woman wearing a cropped jacket

Julia Koerner, Setae Jacket for Chro-Morpho Collection by Stratasys, 2019. Photo by Ger Ger.

Koret Auditorium

In this lecture, Julia Koerner will spotlight her ongoing research into plant-based materials and sustainable manufacturing processes in fashion and product design. Recent advancements in additive manufacturing, digital design, and low-carbon production are expanding boundaries—in architecture, product design, and fashion. With her brand JK3D, recently founded in 2020, the goal is to focus on local, on-demand, just-in-time production and sourcing of local materials, while at the same time implementing digital design workflows and processes. This enables her to build upon novel digital aesthetics while also having a positive impact on cultural heritage, society, and environment.

Koerner will speak about her career development spanning the past 15 years entering the fashion and costume design realm. Furthermore, she will showcase her collaborations which include 3D-printed fashion pieces developed with haute couture houses for Paris Fashion Week, and 3D-printed costumes for Hollywood entertainment productions such as Marvel’s Black Panther in collaboration with Ruth Carter which won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. She also recently collaborated with Swarovski on an innovative showpiece which displays the early developments of 3D-printing technology with glass.

Julia Koerner is an award-winning Austrian designer working at the convergence of architecture, product, and fashion design. She is internationally recognized for design innovation in 3D-printing. Born in Salzburg, Austria, Koerner received master degrees in architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and emergent technologies and design from the Architectural Association in London. She is currently based between Los Angeles and Salzburg and has previously practiced in London and New York. Since 2012, Julia has been a faculty member in the Architecture and Urban Design department at the University of California in Los Angeles where she also is the director of summer programs.

Ticket Information

In person at the Koret Auditorium: $5 at the door.

Virtual: $5 for Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco members and students, $10 for the general public.

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Contact Information

Textile Arts Council
(415) 750-3627