TED researchers Professor Kay Politowicz and Dr Kate Goldsworthy visited Parsons The New School for Design in their brand new University Centre in New York early this year.
They delivered a series of talks to students and staff during the week long visit, presenting the work of TED and TFRC researchers to faculty staff and invited industry guests as well as running a Zero Waste Plus workshop with fashion students studying under Timo Rissanen.
Rissanen’s work in ethical and sustainable fashion design is aimed at awakening industry to its systemic flaws. For his doctoral dissertation, he explored ways sustainable practices could be implemented in the industry and in the process coined the term ‘zero waste fashion design.’
The workshop was using an ‘interconnected design thinking’ exercise to incorporate strategies from THE TEN into the students Zero Waste design projects.