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Textiles (MA)

Jiapei Lin

Jiapei Lin (Margin) is a London-based multimedia textile artist/ fashion designer who graduated in fashion design from Shih Chien University, currently studying Soft System Textiles at the Royal College of Art. Her practice spans womenswear, sustainable fabrics and bio-materials design.

Jiapei's practice focuses on observing the connections between people's senses, emotions and nature. Her work aims to poeticise textiles, mobilise the senses through mixed media, innovative fabrics and 3D printing, and express the infinity of art through the finite nature of the body. Meanwhile, she combines textiles design with sustainable practices by integrating new technologies, chemical and biological sciences, proposing and prototyping new architectures for responsive and adaptive textiles, hoping to push the boundaries inherent in the textile industry and rediscover new directions in textile art.

She hopes that her work will enable people to challenge current patterns of production and use, balance the functional and artistic values of textiles design and maintain a permanent exchange.

Degree Details

School of DesignTextiles (MA)Soft SystemsRCA2023 at Truman Brewery

Truman Brewery, F Block, First and second floors


ANABIOSIS: Resonating Auditory Containers for Environmental Awakening

In her project ‘ANABIOSIS’, she draws inspiration from the resonance of seashells to raise awareness about marine pollution caused by the paper industry in Fuzhou, her hometown in China. Through a series of audio-visual and interactive experiences, she creates a collection of art pieces called "Resonating Auditory Containers" using innovative 3D printing technology with lignin powder. By allowing viewers to interact with these containers, picking them up and listening to the sounds they emit while watching art short films, her project aims to deliver information and inspire behavioral change through artistic experiences.

ANABIOSIS focuses on addressing the issue of marine pollution caused by the paper industry, particularly in Fuzhou. Taking inspiration from seashells, she conceptualizes the Resonating Auditory Containers as immersive art installations that resonate with viewers, inviting them to contemplate environmental concerns. These containers are created using 3D printing technology with lignin, resulting in unique textures and aesthetics that engage viewers through tactile interactions.

Through the interactive experience of the Resonating Auditory Containers, she aims to create an enchanting art ambiance within gallery settings. As viewers pick up the containers, the sounds of dying marine creatures gradually fill the space, contrasting with the natural resonance found in seashells.

ANABIOSIS is not just an artistic encounter; it is an opportunity for information dissemination and behavioral change. By highlighting the detrimental impact of the paper industry on marine ecosystems, she seeks to awaken environmental consciousness and encourage viewers to take proactive actions. Through interactive engagement with the artwork, viewers can tangibly experience the consequences of marine pollution, fostering a sense of responsibility and inspiring them to make positive changes in their daily lives.

'ANABIOSIS' late 19th century: from Greek anabiōsis, from anabioein ‘return to life’. The art film, divided into four sections titled "Acidification," "Broken," "Transmit," and "Echo," is based on the poem. The music featured in the film is performed on the traditional Fuzhou instrument called the Daguan string.
Recycling lignin from papermaking wastewaterWhen lignin enters the ocean, it undergoes degradation through oxidation and microbial processes. This degradation releases organic acids (such as formic acid, acetic acid, and various carboxylic acids) and phenolic compounds into the sea, ultimately leading to ocean acidification.


Papermaking Wastewater/Ionic Liquid/Lignin
Sound design for Auditory Containers Size:12cm*9.2cm This module contains experimental music, with the music section editing the sounds of marine animals and the pain of animals facing death. Placing this module in a 3D printed shell creates a sharp contrast to the resonant sound of the natural shell.


Lignin powder/Plaster powder
Lignin BiofilmThe material has a texture similar to leather, and lignin acts as a binder to make the film tough.
Lignin film samples
Recycle lignin from papermaking wastewaterUsing salt ion solution to purify lignin, avoiding acid and alkali residues.