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Digital Craft: a Hybrid Design Practice for SustainabilityPresentation Transcript
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)
The Textile Environment Design (TED) research group includes designers, teachers and researchers, connecting curriculum developments, live projects and research opportunities. Digital Craft: TED
Digital Craft: TED Top 100 slow fashion project Becky Earley
Digital Craft: Lifecycle Thinking Diagrams: Kate Goldsworthy, 2009
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!
Digital Craft: TED’s Design Strategies Materials and processes Socio/cultural aspects
Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context Super Natural Studio Toogood, London Design Festival 2010
Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context "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". 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
Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context Art for a Changing World Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Digital Craft: Socio/cultural context Transition Towns Brixton, London www. transitiontownbrixton .org Kieren Jones, RCA Fraduate 2010 http://hotelrca.com
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
Digital Craft: Designers & craft Moooi www.moooi.com