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Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for Sustainability
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  • Off-grid living will become increasingly attractive and perhaps we will see the emergence of personal micro-farms, new cottage industries and factories within our local communities. One of these factories could be a unit for rearing poultry, providing meat for consumption, but also bones for china and leather for clothing, replacing the activities found in sheds to activities for common trade
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    • 1. Digital Craft: a hybrid design practice for sustainability Clara Vuletich, Textiles Environment Design (TED) Chelsea College of Art & Design, London 12th October 2010 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
    • 2. <ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to TED & our design strategies </li></ul><ul><li>The rise of Craft </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid design practice </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Quilting & Patchwork </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally Durable Design </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussion of personal items </li></ul><ul><li>Individual making using templates </li></ul>Digital Craft
    • 3. The Textile Environment Design (TED) research group includes designers, teachers and researchers, connecting curriculum developments, live projects and research opportunities. Digital Craft: TED
    • 4. Digital Craft: TED Top 100 slow fashion project Becky Earley
    • 5. Digital Craft: Lifecycle Thinking Diagrams: Kate Goldsworthy, 2009
    • 6. Lifecycle thinking recycling upcycling sustainable consumption End of life fair trade ethical production fast fashion Organic cotton low toxicity consumer use durability Low launder waste multi-functional local/global Long life/short life systems thinking service design Biomimicry eco labelling wellbeing social activism Digital Craft: Complexity!
    • 7. <ul><li>Minimise waste </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce chemical impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce energy and water use </li></ul><ul><li>---------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>Consider ethical and fairtrade production </li></ul><ul><li>---------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>Replace the need to consume </li></ul><ul><li>Dematerialise and develop systems/services </li></ul><ul><li>Design activism </li></ul>Digital Craft: TED’s Design Strategies Materials and processes Socio/cultural aspects
    • 8. <ul><li>Minimise waste </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce chemical impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce energy and water use </li></ul><ul><li>---------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>Consider ethical and fairtrade production </li></ul><ul><li>---------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>Replace the need to consume </li></ul><ul><li>Dematerialise and develop systems/services </li></ul><ul><li>Design activism </li></ul>Digital Craft: TED’s Design Strategies Materials and processes Socio/cultural aspects
    • 9. Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context Super Natural Studio Toogood, London Design Festival 2010
    • 10. Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context &quot;We can no longer import our lives in the form of food, fuel and fundamentalism. Life is home-grown and always has been. So is culture. And so, too, are the solutions to global problems&quot;. Paul Hawken, 2008 The New Rurbanites (The Future Laboratory) Slow Fashion Community Slow Design Conviviality Culture Glocalisation Multi-local Connoisseurship Quality Locally sourced Humane Intimate Small but Connected Hyper-local
    • 11. Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context Art for a Changing World Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
    • 12. Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context Transition Towns Brixton, London www. transitiontownbrixton .org Kieren Jones, RCA Fraduate 2010 http://hotelrca.com
    • 13. Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context “ The new local is ‘multi-local’….small but connected” (Ezio Manzini) Multi-local Multi = connected, networked, transferable Local = human scale, less carbon impacts Digital Craft Digital = networked, cleaner (less water/chemicals), efficient (print on demand), Craft = handmade, quality, unique, local materials, long-life
    • 14. Digital Craft: Designers & craft Moooi www.moooi.com

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