Last week the stage 2 BA Textile Design students held their yearly Adhocism Exhibition in the Banqueting Hall at Chelsea College of Arts. The project is based around TED’s The TEN strategies and Adhocism and places emphasis on sustainable design, layered thinking and reuse.
The winner and runner ups were selected by TED’s lead researches Professor Becky Earley, Professor Kay Politowicz and Dr Kate Goldsworthy. The team were particularly impressed by the way in which the students had used their high level of craftsmanship to connect with the world in through their work. The shortlisted work demonstrated extreme ideas about humour, emotional and psychological connectivity, and sculptural aesthetics.
Hannah Louise Robinson – MOTTAINAI (A sense of regret concerning waste)
James Frost – The Good Trainers Co.
Yee Man Fung – A Murderless Meal
Bryan Lam – Power Block
Zoe Hardingham – Camouflaged City
Hannah Louise Robison’s piece explores a Cradle 2 Cradle approach with regard to re-use, biodegradation and disassembly. She is repurposing fashion industry waste materials into robust cushioned insulating fabrics. As part of winning the TED Award Hannah will join the TED team for an internship later in the year.