The textile department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie is called TXT. This abbreviation stands for textiles, but also for text. Both words stem from the Latin word for weaving, tessere. Within the department, the relationship between materiality and the written word is carefully examined. That makes TXT a department for making and thinking, for head and hands. Textile is everywhere: as everyday material, as a network or system. The applications are endless. In order to map the historical, aesthetic, social, political and material value of textiles, theory, philosophy, reading and writing play an important role.