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Design Thinking Research Focus Group, MA Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts, 2011–2012

Between October 2011 and April 2012, TED organized weekly Research Focus Groups around the TED’s TEN sustainable design strategies with the MA Textiles at Chelsea, led by Prof. Kay Politowicz.

For each strategy, a guest speaker was invited and the students were also assigned one strategy that they had to research and present back to the group.  From new technologies to zero waste and up cycling, the students were also asked to reflect on how the seminars and new information has been integrated into their studio work.

TED gave the students a blog space to share their most important findings and upload images of their work in the run up to their final show in September.

This project is part of MISTRA Future Fashion and TED’s Textile Toolbox.