SPEAKER: Laetitia Forst

Laetitia Forst is a multi-technique textile designer trained at ENSAD Paris in skills covering weave, knit, print and other textile embellishment techniques. Her practice explores the tension between technical challenges and creativity in sustainable design for textiles. Combining traditional techniques with new technologies, her designs explores the creative potential of juxtaposing contrasting materials and allowing for flexibility in the future lives of the material or objects, whether this be as modular textiles or fabrics that evolve through time to eventually reach an optimal end of life treatment in a circular economy.

Guest Speaker: Lynn Wilson

Lynn Wilson is a designer, researcher and one of the UK’s early circular economy pioneers. From 2013 to 2017 she was the Sector Manager, Manufacturing within the Circular Economy team at Zero Waste Scotland. Lynn has a passion for equality and environmental sustainability in the built environment and advocates for this through her role as a Scottish Government appointed Non-Executive Director of Architecture and Design Scotland.

In 2017 Lynn was awarded a 1+3 ESRC PhD scholarship to undertake a PhD in Business Management at the Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow University addressing the role of consumer clothing disposal in a circular economy.

SPEAKER: Multi-Disciplinary MA Students

Announcing our three amazing MA Speakers:

Kath Lovett is completing her MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of arts. Her practice has begun from the problem of disposable wet-wipes and uses them creates activist art works questioning their use.

Elissa Brunato is completing her MA studies in Material Futures, at Central Saint Martins. Her project, ‘Future Sequin’ reconstructs the make of shimmering sequins through the use of biotechnology.

Kejun Lui is doing an MA Interior and Spacial Design. Her project is about space identity. The mud in Thames is flooded every six hours. The identity of this place has changed, the waste we leave on the riverbanks will be the archaeological memory of our generation.


Speaker: Inter-disciplinary MA Students

Announcing the MA Students that will be speaking on Friday 16th March 10-1pm at the There and Back Again Event. All students welcome!

The MA speakers will be presenting their own projects around the theme of design for end-of-life products and materials.

Michaela Smith: ‘Wasted’ Bridging the gap between consumers and the environment through design activism

Max Effantin: Creative ecologies: Using art and poetry as perceptual tools

Eleanor Tull: Can embracing anarchism make the potential of the circular economy accessible to everyone?

Eloise Morant & Hanna Riyanto:  Reliving Local Waste

Michael Beaney:  Practice what you Teach