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Luta Fightwear Collection

Thorpe, Adam, Fight For Peace Ambassadors, Luta, Ltd. (2012) Luta Fightwear Collection. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Thorpe, Adam
Group or Collective Creators: Fight For Peace Ambassadors, Luta, Ltd.

This sportswear collection combines Thorpe’s research in collaborative socially responsive design for social innovation with his professional design practice. Fight for Peace, a youth charity founded in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas with sister centre in London, uses martial arts plus education to realise youth potential in violence/crime-ridden communities. In 2009 Thorpe was invited to create a fightwear brand, with profits to FFP. Thorpe designed/implemented a co-design methodology leveraging the knowledge of FFP’s ambassadors (mainly world champion martial artists), plus cultural insights from FFP’s young beneficiaries in London/Rio. Several workshops informed development of a fightwear collection, co-designed by Thorpe, since marketed worldwide.

Please see http://www.luta.co.uk/

Other Contributors:
DesignerHunter, Joe
DesignerDowdney, Luke
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Research Centres/Networks > Design Against Crime at the Innovation Centre (DAC)
Date: 2012
Related Websites: http://www.luta.co.uk/
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Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2013 11:58
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2013 11:58
Item ID: 5417
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5417

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