Ista Boszhard

  • Concept developer
    Ista Boszhard

    Ista is a concept developer and co-founder of Waag's TextileLab Amsterdam. In her work she always questions the status quo that we are used to and explores possible and desired alternatives for the textile and clothing industry.

    She empowers and connects people by building communities that want to push things forward together. She is experienced in guiding people through creative processes by combining different methods such as storytelling, co-creation, design and scenario thinking. Being value-driven, she combines intuition and research into cultural studies. Ista also works as a lecturer at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and HvA. 

Articles

  • We make
    TextileLab
    01-04-2019
    Laura Muth tells about her current research into different kinds of leather during her internship at our TextileLab.
  • We make
    TextileLab
    21-11-2018
    Ista Boszhard took part in a roundtable discussion during the Budapest Central European Fashion Week.
  • We learn
    Maker Education Lab
    25-09-2017
    After two Summer Schools at the Waag building in Amsterdam in the past years, a third Summer Academy was organised on location this year. Earlier…
  • We make
    TextileLab
    29-05-2017
    Recently, scientist Tessa Luijben and designer Margherita Soldati started their (graduation) research in the TextileLab. An update!
  • We make
    TextileLab
    06-12-2016
    As part of the TCBL project, Waag's TextileLab Amsterdam opened only three months ago. We explore the possibilities driven by values like openness,…
  • We make
    TextileLab
    02-06-2016
    How can technology, open design, and experimentation contribute to sustainable innovation in the textile and clothing industry?