Cultures of Resilience


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…)

Open Call

Textile Toolbox Open Call


Our Textile Toolbox platform aims to connect leading sustainable design thinkers and makers in this open call for work using interconnected design thinking and processes for sustainable textiles and fashion. (more…)


Resilience – The New Research Frontier

Prof. Becky Earley

Professor Becky Earley has co-authored a conference paper that was presented at the 20th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (ISDR) ‘Resilience – The New Research Frontier‘, in Trondheim, Norway, this June. (more…)


Interconnected Design Thinking, Konstfack Elective, Stockholm 2014


The second Elective program run by TED at Konstfack University of the Arts, Crafts and Design has started for this spring. The 2013-2014 Elective is titled ‘Material Journeys’ and will explore the objects we design as material life-cycles or stories. Workshops will be (more…)


Microsoft Research Design Day

Carole Collet


This year Microsoft Research extended the annual Faculty Summit to include a third day event focussed on design. Along with other leading experts, Carole Collet was invited to the summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington, Seattle for a day of talks and discussions to help it to build a clearer understanding across a number of areas (more…)


Skills Development for Researchers in Design Practice (SKIP)



This week TED and TFRC will host the AHRC funded Skills Development for Researchers in Design Practice (SKIP). An ongoing collaboration between PhD researchers from Royal College of Art, Kingston University, and University of the Arts London, this session is (more…)


Design Intelligence: Fashion

Prof. Becky Earley

TFRC News Design Intelligence Fashion

TFRC Researchers Rebecca Earley and Kay Politowicz were invited to take part in the ‘Design Intelligence: Fashion’ event in New York City in September 2012. This exciting initiative was launched by the Swedish Institute and online magazine DesignBoom, and aimed to bring together some of the foremost practitioners, researchers, and academics (more…)