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Material Journeys Elective, Konstfack Sweden, 2013–2014

In February this year TED ran their second Elective program at Konstfack University of the Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.

The Elective 2013-2014 is titled ‘Material Journeys‘ explore the objects we design as material life-cycles or stories. Workshops were delivered on cyclability, creative writing and visualisation, using THE TEN to provoke sustainable thinking as part of an ‘interconnected design process’.

The Elective course was run by Guest Professors Dr Kate Goldsworthy with Professor Kay Politowicz between February and April 2014. Guest lecturers Miriam Ribul, from TED and Sandy MacLennan, from London based consultancy East Central Studios’ joined the team during the course.

The course was designed for students from across the disciplines including Textile, Industrial Design, Storytelling, Ceramics and Glass courses at Konstfack, each bringing their own individual approach to the materials agenda.