|Group or Collective Creators:||Crafts Council|
In this presentation Rebecca talked about her textile work, and the development of TED (Textiles and Environmental Design Research Group at Chelsea College of Art). Responding and changing through a need to re-assess her production processes in the 1990‘s, Rebecca made radical changes to her practice and began an extensive exploration of production processes and methods, with a focus on sustainability. The resultant projects have been widely and Internationally acknowledged for their significant contribution and impact to new approaches to the designing and upcycling of textiles.
The Crafts Council's launch of the Craft Rallies in 2010 gave a platform to a wide community of makers in the UK.
The Craft Rally aimed to be an inclusive, dynamic and inspirational event for makers to exchange information. It was designed by makers, for makers and with makers. It involved a programme of talks, seminars, screenings, discussions, performances, networking and socialising.
It asked makers to participate, investigate and celebrate the breadth of approaches within contemporary craft. It asked:
Where are we? ... Where are we going from here?
My role was to design and deliver a workshop session at the London event, and a presentation about Upcycling Textiles at the Sheffield event.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||sustainable design strategies|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Chelsea College of Art and Design|
Research Centres/Networks > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
|Event Location:||Millenium Galleries, Sheffield|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||Becky Earley|
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2012 12:59|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 16:38|