How can textiles express our rapid consumption of the planet’s resources?
My work is a visual metaphor aiming to communicate that we are consuming too much too fast. Through the invention and reinterpretation of existing objects I have created product collections, each one designed to visualise a specific set of data or specific material scenario. Through exploring methods of ‘designed destruction’ and removing calculated portions of material I aim also to question if we can design in a more material-efficient way.
In a time of unparalleled material scarcity and increasing population I hope to use design as a communicative vehicle to visualise the urgent need to reconsider the patterns and speed of our consumption, and bring these broader global issues closer to home. My project is located within the table landscape, aiming to underline the notion we are ‘eating’ our planet’s resources
Summer Shows 2012
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