Chrysanthi Katsilouli received her BA (hons) in Textile Design from the Glasgow School of Art. Right after, she showed her work at the New Designers exhibition held in London in June. Her entry received an award from Clotheworker, a textile research institute in the UK. We met with the Greek designer and asked her about her graduation project entitled Emerging Spatiality.
Her research deals with light and space. This includes geometry of light and refraction effects. It is based on the instinctive process of spatial awareness and therefore is an investigation into the perception of space in natural and man-made environments. "Space doesn't always have to be described in visual terms; some environments are an open expanse without visual marks. This core idea intrigued me to find ways to interpret and analyze this notion into printed textiles." told us Chrysanthi. As for how she decided to work on this project, Chrysanthi commented "An important element is my passion about photography. I use this as a medium in order to inform the theoretical framework behind the visual documentation. The photographic research is an exploration between a more controlled medium digital camera and a less controlled large format analogue camera."