The paper explores a variety of actors in the historic and contemporary textiles industry of the Scottish Borders with a specific focus on the region’s collective understanding of place. It uses ethnographic, material culture based and archival probes into past and present textiles practices from education to industry and archive. It does so in order to explore current and past manufacturing activity in Scottish Borders textiles not just as economics or object based, and in its respective significance for the life worlds of makers past and present. In a dialogical construction of heritage narratives in the Scottish Borders, the paper provides some evidence on the nexus of heritage and innovation with some insights for other design actors keen to compete globally from a local position.
|Title of host publication||Design Culture(s). Cumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021|
|Subtitle of host publication||Series 7|
|Editors||Loredana Di Lucchio, Lorenzo Imbesi, Angela Giambattista, Viktor Malakuczi|
|Place of Publication||online|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2021|
|Name||Cumulus Conference Proceedings|