Nordes 2015: Design Ecologies

NORDES 2015 Design Ecologies Challenging anthropocentrism in the design of sustainable futures Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden Sunday 7 – Wednesday 10 June 2015 Call for Submissions Design hinges a natural-artificial continuum through humans’ natural capacity to produce what we call ‘the artificial’. At a time when human activity is threatening biodiversity and causing severe climate change, it becomes obvious that natural and artificial systems can no longer be conceived in isolation but onlyRead more

Mariposa by George Plionis

Tomorrow evening Mariposa, an exhibition of jewellery by George Plionis, opens at Fitzgerald Jewelry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you’re around, please come along! I am biased in that George is my husband; nonetheless, the work is exquisite. The exhibition is open until August 29th so please check it out if in NYC over the summer. Above is our collaboration, a cardigan I based on the ones I made for the Fashion Art Biennale in Seoul two years ago. The hookRead more

Textile Toolbox

For the past 18 months I’ve been a contributing writer to Textile Toolbox. My third and final post is now up, on fashion design, time and waste. Textile Toolbox is TED’s web platform project with MISTRA in Sweden, aimed at creating systemic change within the fashion industry through ‘interconnected design thinking and processes for sustainable textiles and fashion’. Textile Toolbox brings together an amazing array of researchers across a range of topics relating to fashion and textile sustainability. In theRead more

Craft of Use event

The Craft of Use event, concluding the latest phase of the Local Wisdom project, in which Parsons participated under my lead, took place at the Center for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion, in March. Kate Fletcher and Katelyn Toth-Fejel have done a tremendous job in creating a record of the day, available here. The day left me with an unwavering sense that change is already here, though I don’t expect to run out of work before I reach retirementRead more