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The resilients

Collet, Carole (2011) The resilients. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Collet, Carole

As part of the two year project 'The Resilients' I will be leading 'The Edible Craft Design project',together with FoAm and the MA Textile Futures Course. The design team will explore the table landscape as a medium to communicate principles of resilience and interdependency. The design components will include food, textiles, tableware & dye sensitized solar cells, all produced with locally sourced ingredients.

The project has 2 complementary goals:

– to explore how food generates both calorifc (Joules) & electrical energy (Watts) & how this parallel can be taken into account when evaluating ecosystems

– to learn from traditional crafts, biology, biomimicry & food science to design environmentally resilient cultural experiences

The starting point are plants with properties suitable for making food, textiles & solar cells (e.g berries). Local ethno-culinary traditions, biological & ecological context of the chosen plant is studied and a scenario for an 'edible' dining environment is designed. The experiment should be transferrable to different localities in Europe.

This project will result in a series of exhibitions, performances, and design prototypes. Collet also anticipates writing up the research for journal publications and conference papers.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: biodiversity, ecology, energy, bio nutrition, craft, tableware, edible photovoltaics, food design
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: June 2011
Funders: European Culture Programme
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 11:23
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 14:33
Item ID: 3877
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3877

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