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Vidmina Stasiulytė - researcher & educator 

@Lars-Åke Green

Vidmina Stasiulytė is a researcher and educator who is pioneering the field of sonic fashion and experimental aesthetics 

Vidmina's background is interdisciplinary—she graduated with a Bachelor in Fashion Design and continued her Master's project on Sound in Photography and Media Art at Vilnius Academy of Arts. These two later merged into a unique discourse on Sonic Fashion when doing the doctoral research.


She received her Ph.D. from The Swedish School of Textiles, the University of Borås, in 2020. Vidmina's doctoral thesis “Wearing Sound: Foundations of Sonic Design” investigates the dressed body as a temporal form and sonic expression. Her Ph.D. research was granted by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 642328.


Currently, Vidmina works as a leader of the research project Sonic Fashion and a senior lecturer at the Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden.

Research profiles:



Ongoing research projects

Sonic Fashion (leading researcher)

The research is designed to explore and design new sonic textiles (year 1), investigate complex sonic expressions of the dress in relation to the body (year 2), and develop the methodological guidelines for designing the sonic expressions (year 3). The mentioned components will result in the foundations for the unique design methods and tools that could be used for educational purposes. The research will employ the most suitable methods, such as embodied design ideation, sound documentation, research workshops, co-creation with visually impaired people and students from textile and fashion design, sound and performance art. Nevertheless, the research purpose to facilitate long-term effect— inclusive fashion education that would consider non-visual aesthetics as a part of the education program. The main contribution of this research project, such as the palette of sonic textiles, vocabulary for sonic expressions, design methods and tools, will expand the knowledge in the fashion design field and even beyond it. Within the short term, the new knowledge would move forward the content of fashion studies and expand upon the methods and tools used in fashion education. The inclusive aspect of introducing non-visual aesthetics into such a visual field would innovate the current research frontier to rethink what fashion is and what kind of education the universities want to propose in a long term.

Funded by The Swedish Research Council, grant agreement ID: 2021-01399

MuseIT (participating researcher)

The MuseIT project aims to co-design, develop, and co-evaluate a multisensory, user-centred platform for enriched engagement with cultural assets with inclusion and equal opportunity for all as core principles. The MuseIT innovation is rooted in multisensory representations of cultural heritage which extend beyond the visual and auditory senses. The MuseIT platform will enable creation of alternative expressions and modes of representations (including digitization, translations, interpretations, and/or transmediation for enriched aesthetic experiences) of a set of pre-defined cultural assets (objects, architectural sites, intangible assets) as proofs of concept, through different means, by different actors, and for different audiences. Multisensory representations afforded by the MuseIT platform will take into account variations in perceptual modalities and functional and cognitive abilities of audiences, while catering for different needs and preferences in order to create equal opportunities for all. Therefore, multi-layered representations including visual, auditory, and haptic cues will be central in the project.

Funded by Horizon 2020, grant agreement ID: 101061441

Short bio


2015 - 2020

Doctoral Degree in Artistic Research, Fashion Design, The Swedish School of Textiles

2012 - 2015

Master of Visual Arts, Photography and Media Art, Vilnius Academy of Arts

2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Vilnius Academy of Arts


2022 - 2024

2022 - 2025

2015 - 2020

Sonic Fashion, funded by The Swedish Research Council, grant agreement ID: 2021-01399

MuseIT, funded by Horizon 2020, grant agreement ID: 101061441

ArcInTexETN, funded by H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, grant agreement ID: 642328



The best sound compositionLithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Lithuania


The best concept for speculative design and architecture project Space and Future of Humanity, International Movement Youth Time, Czech Republic



The best application of a concept, Habitus Baltija, Latvia

The winner of the international fashion competition „Fashion Injection“, Fashion Infection, Lithuania

Selected Exhibitions 



Sound to Wear (interactive body-objects, sound composition, sound installation), 

Textile Museum, Sweden


Auditory Imagination: Inner Monologues with Other (spatial sound composition for 16 speakers),

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Lithuania


Homo (video, interactive sculpture), gallery Vartai, Lithuania



Body-Space. Embodied Listening Practices (video) at Domestic Provocations: Creativity as a Provocateur of Care and Vice Versa, keynote exhibition, (video), 30 A-1 Township, Pakistan


Sound to Wear (interactive sound-objects) at UFNA: 1st International Art Triennial Unpredictable Futures, Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology, Lithuania


Noisy Bodies (sound composition) at Beyond Seeing: Innovative ways of sensory fashion design,

La Villette, France


Micro-Tectonics (video) at the Istanbul Design Biennial'16, Istanbul, Turkey


Future Ways of Wearing. Wearing Sound, (sound installation), designtransfer, Germany


Genome (body-objects' installation) at Fashion as Art, Berlin Fashion Week, Berlin, Germany

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