Monthly Archives: February 2013

Field Trip : Exploring timber production

Details for the day out arranged by Stefano Santilli and Dave Saunders for students on Wednesday 20th February have now been confirmed. This will include a visit to  Copford Farm sawmill, and then to see David Green at High Weald Design,  and later … Continue reading

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Reconstituting textile waste

Toni Hicks is planning to work with Carolyn Watt and Maria Eva Russo on ways  utilise materials by building them up in combinations to create products for various applications. As she comments:” by breaking down the materials further and reconstituting them … Continue reading

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BBC report on Emotionally Durable Design at Brighton University

Last week the BBC Today Programme featured an interview with Professor Jonathan Chapman and students on Design and Craft BA and MA Sustainable Design who are working on the concept of ‘emotionally durable design‘ : how do you design a desire … Continue reading

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Biodegradable dilemmas

As Colin Williamson Director of Smile Plastics points out (INGREDIENTS NO.4 (2009) Lefteri, C (Ed) ” Biodegradable plastics are another flawed solution. Superficially they sound like an amazing answer to the plastic landfill problem…(biodegradable plastic) slowly degrades, giving off not … Continue reading

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Wooden denim could cut carbon emissions of global jeans industry

Dawn Ellams a PhD researcher at Herriot Watt university School of Textiles and Design has created a pair of jeans using Tencel® a fibre derived  from sustainable wood rather than cotton. She explains that :”The sustainability issues associated with the manufacturing … Continue reading

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Maria Eva Russo joins BRIDGE Team

Maria Eva Russo, who joined us on the Alencon Trip and showed her work at the Eco-Design Event , has joined the BRIDGE  Research Team led by Dr Joan Farrer at University of Brighton to support Toni Hicks  on the … Continue reading

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Sustainability: the role of the designer

In Creative Communities: Enzio Manzini proposes that: “Fostering the transition towards sustainability is a question of establishing a ‘virtuous circle’ encompassing social innovation … and technological and institutional innovation (that can be implemented by the actors who, through their decisions, … Continue reading

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