ONLINE SHORT COURSE
This 4-week course is delivered through London College of Communication Short Courses and awards a UAL certificate on completion. It is suited to designers and people working with design who would like to develop their understanding of sustainable design strategies.
DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
The course covers the basic theory and development of ideas in design for sustainability. In each of the four online sessions, participants will dive into a different design for sustainability strategy, from life cycle thinking to regenerative design and apply these to their own project.
To put sustainable and circular design theory in practice, these workshops use a range of tools to engage audiences, whether novice enthusiasts or experienced designers, with key concepts from research.
This workshop engages with material samples from the Textile Design for Disassembly research (PhD). It invites participants to rethink the way we design products and materials so that they can be effectively recycled at end of life, but also provide innovative functional and aesthetic qualities, extending product lifespans in a circular economy and designing waste out of our systems.
FOR CIRCULAR DESIGN
Working with the Centre for Circular Design since 2017, I have delivered various content based on the centre’s ongoing research, from the TED’s TEN sustainable design strategies, to thinking fast and slow in Circular Speeds.
MATERIAL MYTH BUSTER
This workshop is designed for the general public, it opens up a conversation around materials and sustainability. Participants can learn how few materials are intrinsically good or bad, but rather more or less suited for certain applications in sustainable design.
Developed as part of the ReModelling Fashion project, this workshop supports designers in addressing big questions around the resilience of fashion systems in a changing world. It uses the inspiration phase in the design process as a key place of intervention for transformational practices.
Online or in-person lectures can cover topics from specific research projects to a general review of the field of design for sustainability.
To learn about emerging research, discussing projects that cover technical aspects of textile and fashion design for sustainability and circularity. These types of lectures can contribute to the dissemination of project outcomes either after or during the work is caried out.
To gain a broad understanding of historical and current debates in the field of sustainability so that projects can be situated in a controlled context. By reviewing the various strategies to reduce impacts in design, students and professionals can better understand how to approach projects.