04 March 2011

Kate Goldsworthy talk and tutorials

Kate Goldsworthy visited us yesterday and gave a very inspirational talk about her work and current research practice.

'Kate Goldsworthy is a textile designer and researcher, working in the area of new finishing technologies, materials R & D and design for recycling. Her passion lies with tools for sustainability in the textile world, particularly the recycling and reuse of polyesters. 
She is currently completing a practice based PhD as part of the AHRC funded project 'Ever & Again; rethinking recycled textiles' with the Textiles Environment Design research cluster based at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Her project explores technologies that could potentially change the way we recycle our textile waste, placing the designer at the centre of a process of multidisciplinary design thinking and enterprise. By focussing on the concept of 'life-cycle design', her aim is to create beautiful and functional synthetic materials, while preserving them as monomaterials, suitable for future recycling.
Kate is Course Coordinator for MA Textile Futures at Central St Martins College of Art & Design and a member of Textile Futures Research Centre.'

Kate is a Visiting Lecturer for our Surface Design pathway and she spent the day in one-to-one tutorials with our Level 6 (3rd year) Surface Design students.


TED: http://textilesenvironmentdesign.blogspot.com/

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