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Futurescan: mapping the territory

Marr, Anne (2011) Futurescan: mapping the territory. In: Futurescan. FTC, Liverpool. ISBN 9781907382307

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Marr, Anne

Past Future

Studying the past can be a thrilling journey enabling designers to understand continuous cultural change. By analyzing past sociological influences designers will gain important insights into contemporary design issues.

For 21st century textile design students it can be challenging to connect to past issues and utilize historical references for their own inspiration. In my observation textile education still puts emphasis on studying the formalistic aesthetics of a period, rather than the underlying socio-cultural developments.

The following article portrays a museum-based student project and debates the importance of incorporating user-focused research into the course curriculum.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: textiles, zeitgeist, trend research, socially–responsive design, education, museum
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: FTC
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: March 2011
Copyright Holders: Anne Marr
Funders: Association of Fashion and Textile Courses
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 09:57
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 09:05
Item ID: 3606
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3606

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