Inspiring People to Make Better Places

Linda Florence


To mark the opening of  Durning Library as part of the Building Exploratory’s public consultation programme for the library, Linda Florence has created an installation on the building’s glazed facades that draws upon the characters that populate the outside of the building and combines (more…)


Cultures of Resilience


CoR event

Prof Rebecca Earley and PhD students Bridget Harvey and Clara Vuletich will conduct three workshops Repair Before the Break, Cool School Tools and Shavasana Shirt as part of the Cultures of Resilience 4 day event programme included in the University of the (more…)

Book Launch

Print Make Wear – Creative Projects for Digital Textile Design

Melanie Bowles


We are thrilled to share that Melanie Bowles & The People’s Print will be launching their recently completed book Print Make Wear – Creative Projects for Digital Textile Design with Laurence King at Makerversity, New Wing, Somerset House (more…)


Research Through Design 2015

Natsai Chieza


Natsai Chieza will present Design in the Age of Living Technology - a paper she co-authored with her collaborator Professor John Ward (The Ward Lab, University College London). The paper was recently (more…)


An Interview with Studio Houndstooth

Jo Pierce and Philippa Brock


Studio Houndstooth is an experimental, multidisciplinary textile & materials design research studio, founded by Philippa Brock and Jo Pierce.

They investigate, interrogate (more…)


Shavasana Shirt

Prof. Becky Earley


In order to drive the profound cultural and industrial change that is needed to achieve a more sustainable future, designers must be many things. Aside from creating less impactful materials, products and processes, we must design new systems and services (more…)


Circular by Design

Prof. Becky Earley and Dr. Kate Goldsworthy


Design in Action (DiA), a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy based primarily at the University of Dundee, will host a ‘chiasma’ innovation event. Entitled Circular by Design, is it is being run in partnership (more…)


Pushing the Bounds of Materials and Information

Dr Kate Goldsworthy


As experimentation for a circular economy gathers pace, it is becoming more and more evident that we need an effective way to track and trace materials, components and products through a system –from manufacture to end of life. One of the key lessons (more…)

PhD Completion

An Interview with Jennifer Ballie

Jen Ballie


Design Researcher Jen Ballie, a recipient of the ongoing Neal’s Yard Scholarship, has recently completed a PhD at Chelsea College of Arts and  TFRC. Her thesis: “E-Co-Textile Design: how can textile design and making, combined with social media tools, achieve a more sustainable fast fashion future?” encompasses an inherent passion  (more…)