Anne Louise Bang

Anne Louise Bang

Textile Designer, Associate professor, PhD


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Curriculum vitae



PhD-degree, Emotional Value of Applied Textiles, Design School Kolding/Aarhus School of Architecture


Textile designer, The School of Arts and Crafts Kolding, now Design School Kolding (5 years HE)


Research employment


Director of Research & Development, Associate Professor, Design School Kolding 


Head of Research (Interim), Associate Professor, Design School Kolding


Associate Professor, Design School Kolding


Assistant Professor, Design School Kolding


Research Assistant and lecturer, Design School Kolding


Research Assistant and lecturer, Design School Kolding 


Industrial PhD student, Gabriel A/S (upholstery textiles)


Research Assistant, Danish Centre for Design Research


Research Assistant, Danish Centre for Design Research


Research Assistant, Danish Centre for Design Research


Research projects                            


THREAD: Textile Hub for Refugees' Empowerment in Denmark, Innovation Foundation 


Vigga - A children clothing brand and a circular subscription service, Green Business Development


Design for Change – Engaging with Users, Design School Kolding 


Basics in Constructive Design Research, Ministry of Culture


Design2Network - Design som konkurrenceparameter, The Industrial Foundation


Creative Designing in Multicultural Organizations, DanishStrategic Research Council


Emotional Value of Applied Textiles, Industrial Phd, Innovation Foundation


Potential of Research in Textile Design and predoc, Danish Centre for Design Research


Scientific focus area

My PhD-research was focused on tools suited for dialogue between diverse groups of people around sensuous and experiential aspects of textiles/materials. This work has continued in several projects, which gives me the opportunity to combine interests in co-design and experimental design research with an interest in design for sustainability. In general, I am interested in ways in which practice and theory can feed into each other. Here dynamic research sketching and design experiments play a major role. On top of that, I have a keen interest in everything related to textile design. From a design research perspective, I am particularly interested in sensuousness, aesthetics, industrial development, sustainability, use and users. This said, I am deeply concerned about the design profession’s development and the designer’s possibility to influence this.

PhD supervision

Sidse Ansbjerg Bordal, 

Constraints in Design Processes, DFF Scholarship, PhD Degree June 2018 (Principal supervisor)

Louise Ravnløkke, 

Design of Knitted Blouses for Longevity,PhD Degree May 2019 (Principal Supervisor)

Trine Højbak Møller, 

Wearing Health Products, Submitted April 2019 (Principal supervisor)

Riikka Townsend, 

Sensorial dimensions of smart textiles,Expected 2019 (Appointed Co-Advisor by Aalto University)


PhD assessment work

Svenja Keune, 

On Textile Farming,Boraas University, Licentiate Thesis 2018, (Opponent) 

Camilla Groth, 

Making Sense Through Hands, Pre-evaluater, Aalto University, PhD Degree 2017 (External evaluator)

Linnéa Nilsson, 

Textile Influence, Boraas University, Licentiate, Thesis 2015, (Opponent)


Other Employments


Workshop assistant, Department of Fashion and Textiles, Design School Kolding 


Design assistent, Gabriel A/S


External Lecturer, Department of Fashion and Textiles, Design School Kolding


Workshop manager, Textiles, Culture Centre Huset Aarhus

Since 2003            

Textile Illusions, withAnne Mette Larsen, Helle Trolle. Commisions for New Carlsberg Foundation and exhibitions in DK and abroad. 

Since 1995            

Bangs Bureau,owner. Freelance designer, textile art, teaching. 

Research area

  • Fashion and textiles
  • Process and method