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Unit of Study TEXT2002 - Textiles and Society (2022)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

discuss the use of textiles, the characteristic design features and the factors which influence these in different cultures

outline the impact of historical events and technological developments on the textile industry and textile use across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries

identify the design features characteristic of textile items in different historical periods

analyse the historical and cultural influences on contemporary textile design and designers including that of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures

outline the development and significance of the textile industry In Australia from the beginning to the establishment of the ATCF&AI

critique the past, present and future social, economic and environmental impacts of the textile industry internationally and in Australia

discuss the current issues facing the ATCF&A industry.