The debate on 15th of May includes key sustainability leaders across UAL that will explore what kind of future awaits students and graduates from UAL and how creative roles in art & design can contribute to a more sustainable developments. Chaired by Jeremy Till, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Professor, the debate is structured around three questions that will each be addressed by 4 speakers:
What do we mean by a sustainable future in a creative company?
With TFRC Director Professor Rebecca Earley, Anthony Bennett, David Bent and David Cross.
As practitioners in art and design, how can we change behaviours for a more sustainable future?
With Ed Gillespie, Virginia Gardiner, Dilys Williams and Adam Thorpe.
Paradigm Shifts :
What is the greatest barrier and opportunity for creating a sustainable future?
With MA Textile Futures Course Leader Caroline Till, Professor Lawrence Zeegen, Michaela Crimmin and Lord Redesdale.
The event will start at 1.30pm and end at 6.30pm in the St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ. Tickets cost £10 for students and £15 for standard entry.
For bookings and further information please visit the event’s website.
TED member Melanie Bowles of the People’s Print will be exhibiting her work alongside other eminent textile designers at The Geometrics exhibition. Melanie has recently launched a new series of e-books – tutorials to develop digital print designs and that can be accessed through her website.
The Geometrics collective is made up of diverse artists, designers and researchers, all of whom trained in textile design and who continue to drive forward the geometric form inherent in their original study. Supported by Kingsgate Workshops Trust and the Slow Textiles Group, they publish new work, research and thinking on geometric structures.
The private view is on 19th April (6pm-9pm) and the exhibition runs from 20th April – 5th May at the Kingsgate Gallery, 110-116 Kingsgate Road, London NW6 2JG. More about the Symposium programme and events can be found here.
During Green Week at UAL, TED and TFRC hosted a Film Vert event in the lecture theatre at Millbank, screening inspiring film clips for sustainable design in fashion and textiles. Lucy Siegle introduced the event with a sneak-peek of her latest project, Green Cut, a film featuring eight seminal fashion designers paired with eight iconic British films to raise awareness of a sustainable approach to fashion design. She introduced each film category focusing on the TED’s TEN strategies for sustainable design, and was a great host as she prompted visitors to reflect on the style of the films, and to think about how the content is communicated. We would like to thank all who came to the Film Vert night and expressed the wish to further discuss sustainable film. As promised we are publishing the Film List of the night for download here below, and we will soon be in touch regarding the Vimeo platform for UAL students to upload their films focusing on sustainable Fashion and Textiles.
Film Vert_Film List_7 March 2013
SustainRCA will be running three events this week. The first talk on Tuesday 5th March, 3pm – 5pm is titled ‘A conversation with Pentland’, one of the largest UK’s largest apparel businesses. Pentland Brands creative director Katie Greenyer will discuss how such a large business, integral to the fashion and apparel industry, begins to tackle issues such as resource use, waste and supply chain management. Wednesday 6th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm questions ‘How fair is fair-trade?’ by meeting the famers themselves and the audience will be offered the opportunity to ask them about their work as farmers and their experience with Divine Chocolate for Fairtrade Fortnight. The Sustainable Angle, a not for profit organisation, will be talking about their work and displaying their samples on Monday 11th March, 10am – 1pm.
All events will be at the Kensington Campus, SW7 2EU, in Lecture Theatre 1
TED is pleased to announce that Lucy Siegle will host our sustainable film night on Thursday 7th of March in the Lecture Theatre at Chelsea College of Art & Design. The event will be part of Green Week at UAL highlighting the sustainability action and theory across colleges with events ranging from lectures, workshops and film screenings.
Lucy is an established journalist appearing on BBC’s ‘The One Show’, author of ‘To Die For’ and journalist in environmental issues for The Observer magazine. As a sustainable design activist she is also part of many initiatives ranging from the Green Carpet Challenge, to her latest Green Cut project, which she will present on the night.
At TED we have noticed how more and more students are creating films to communicate their projects during their course program and final Graduate Shows, and there is a missing link to share these on a platform a shared Vimeo platform across UAL. The Film Vert night intends to demonstrate how film can communicate sustainable design. Film Vert is a simple context that brings together research and teaching staff with students for an evening, to explore sustainable design.
The TED’s TEN will be the framework of the night, with films including TED and TFRC researcher’s interviews and projects, student projects and degree shows, activism, sustainable materials and inspiring short cuts. The evening aims to create awareness for the fashion and textiles students about research at UAL, the international context, and to encourage participation in filmmaking.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors will open at 5.30 pm for the free 90 minutes film evening. For updates during the evening follow us on Twitter @TEDTextiles #FilmVert.
As part of the DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series Professor Kees Dorst will present ‘Up the Down Escalator, Design Thinking for the 21st Century’. Professor Kees Dorst is Professor of Design at the University of Technology in Sydney, Centre Director for Designing Out Crime and Professor in Entrepreneurial Design of Intelligent Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology. The lecture on 15th of February at 5.30pm will be based at the LVMH Lecture Theatre at CSM. Please RSVP to email@example.com
As part of the DESIS Public and Collaborative lecture series at CSM the founder of Futerra Ed Gillespie will talk about his experiences in setting up and delivering communication for sustainability. To sign up for this free lecture on 1st of November please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week the TED team is on the move to talk about the research we are doing at international events. Becky Earley and Kay Politowicz attended the Design Intelligence: Fashion workshops and talks in New York organised by Designboost and Parsons New School of Design, where Becky presented TED’s TEN and MISTRA Future Fashion yesterday. The Swedish Institute @swedense tweeted about Becky Earley having ‘so many projects going on with sustainability’.
Senior Research Fellow Kate Goldsworthy is in Copenhagen attending ‘The Materiality of Light’ workshop organised by CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture) and TFRC‘s deputy director Carole Collet. Kate will present her research on Laser Finishing and attend the workshops aimed at exploring energy-active and materially-smart design for a resilient future.
On her way back to London from Sydney Clara Vuletich is in Hong Kong to present her PhD research and TED’s strategies for layered design thinking to the students of the Hong Kong Design Institute.
The team in London is attending events during London Design Festival such as the talk by Chris Anderson last night at the Royal Institution about the Democratisation of Manufacturing, Design and Technology.
Becky Earley and Kay Politowicz will represent TED and MISTRA at the ‘Design Intelligence: Fashion’ event in New York on 18th and 19th of September. The event is organised by Designboost and Parsons New School of Design, and will feature fellow TED collaborators such as Otto von Busch and Timo Rissanen.
TED will participate in a workshop day with other key contributors from the Swedish fashion industry and more, while on the second day Becky Earley will present the MISTRA Future Fashion project and TED’s TEN to the public as one of the 15 keynote speakers. Aiming at presenting Swedish fashion at international level, the New York based event will promote an exchange of ideas to reach a common goal towards sustainability as part of a larger agenda looking at key challenges and opportunities arising within the fashion industry.
Follow us for insights on Twitter @TEDTextiles.
Textile collective bricolage, who are all graduates of the textile BA here at Chelsea, were in Paris last week to launch a show they have curated that includes the work of their favourite product and furniture designers from London. The show was at Centre Commercial, the concept store of the Veja brand, who create sustainable fashion accessories including shoes and leather goods, and who have just won the Observer Ethical Fashion Label Award.
bricolage + friends included beautiful simple wall shelves from Mentsen, a hand made office set from Thomas Wagner, wall pieces and videos of the making process from Studio Glitheroe, a hand made leather and wood chair from Max Lamb and several other pieces alongside the textile work from the bricolage members.
There were also several videos from bricolage members and Lamb and Glitheroe which explored the various processes involved in the making of the designers’ work.