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Adhocism

29th May 2014

As part of my role as Designer In Residence at Chelsea College of Art and design I worked with the second year students on a project exploring issues surrounding Adhocism, design hacking and sustainability based on the principles of the TED 10.

The TED 10 principles are defined by the Textiles Environment Group as part of the TFRC who over the last ten years have been developing a set of practice-based sustainable design strategies that assist designers in creating textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment.

As part of the project both TED and I agreed to choose the best projects to showcase on our blogs.

Working across the disciplines knit, weave, stitch and print (to include digital and screen printing) the students were asked to think outside the box, to embrace a sense of mystery and forget logic enabling them to break with the convention of the known. Alongside this each student chose to work with one or two of the TED 10 principles to underpin the context of their project in order that they could redefine their thinking of sustainability.

The most successful projects were by far those students who considered the wider context of the principles of sustainability, thinking on a more emotional level and those who explored our engagement with the things we clutter our lives with.

Keeping textiles and materials at the core of their work the outcomes range from a futuristic city to humorous solution to how to solve issues with the single sock that becomes useless on its own.

Keep an eye out for the coming posts outlining the best 9 students projects in more detail.



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