Future Ways of Living
Date: Feb - May
Place: City Campus East
Time: Times vary see below
This new series of lectures was based on a view of textiles beyond the state of the art which serve to improve people’s lives using ‘in the body’, ‘on the body’, and ‘around the body’ applications to demonstrate how materials are moving from passive to responsive to adaptive in their use. The presentations highlighted the emerging interaction between biology and electronics which can be fabricated through innovative approaches to printing (0D to 3D), embossing, weaving and even fermentation.
This unique series of lectures brought together designers working at the leading edge of materials, textiles and fabric interaction and, for all students and staff, provided an extraordinary window on the world inhabited by materials which will enable Future Ways of Living.
Prof. Raymond Oliver
Chair, Active and Interactive Materials
Northumbria University, School of Design
lectures within this series included
Nancy Tilbury, Kingston University
Multisensory Materials Design
Jennifer Tillotson, Central St Martins
Eco Textiles and Biomimicry
Carole Collet, Central St Martins
|'All Walks beyond the Catwalk’|
‘Textiles, Surfaces and Interfaces’
Anne Toomey, Royal College of Art
'BioCouture - Imagine If...'
Suzanne Lee, Senior Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins
Date posted: May 11, 2011