Category Archives: Materials

Home Futures

Home Futures: Domestic Textiles and Decision Making Client:  PDD Human-Centred Design ‘The chief benefit of the house [is that] the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace’ (Bachelard 1958 The Poetics

Home Futures

Home Futures: Domestic Textiles and Decision Making Client:  PDD Human-Centred Design ‘The chief benefit of the house [is that] the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace’ (Bachelard 1958 The Poetics

Understanding the Change: Menopause and Materials Design

In Collaboration With: P3i Design, University of Northumbria The world of materials is often considered predictable, repetitive and reliable. Yet because of the materials revolution, it is becoming more unpredictable. This project began with concerns about the long-standing separation in

Understanding the Change: Menopause and Materials Design

In Collaboration With: P3i Design, University of Northumbria The world of materials is often considered predictable, repetitive and reliable. Yet because of the materials revolution, it is becoming more unpredictable. This project began with concerns about the long-standing separation in

The Secret Life of Things

Client:  Great Recovery Project. “Toothbrush”- a video. The Great Recovery (GR) promotes a more sustainable, circular economy of materials through design work.  We set out to help the project understand what the significant considerations are in redesigning domestic objects to

The Secret Life of Things

Client:  Great Recovery Project. “Toothbrush”- a video. The Great Recovery (GR) promotes a more sustainable, circular economy of materials through design work.  We set out to help the project understand what the significant considerations are in redesigning domestic objects to

Re-Presenting an Australian Spearthrower

Work conducted with:  The British Museum, UCL Ethnographic Collection. UCL’s Ethnographic Collection contains several spear throwers, but only one from South-Eastern Australia. In different ways, it is beautiful, functional, mysterious, powerful, and potentially tragic. This is an object which is

Re-Presenting an Australian Spearthrower

Work conducted with:  The British Museum, UCL Ethnographic Collection. UCL’s Ethnographic Collection contains several spear throwers, but only one from South-Eastern Australia. In different ways, it is beautiful, functional, mysterious, powerful, and potentially tragic. This is an object which is

The Material Properties of a Papua New Guinean Adze

Work conducted with:  The British Museum, UCL Ethnographic Collection By:  Sarah McFalls, Molly Johanssen Summer 2013 UCL’s Ethnographic Collection, comprising over 3000 artifacts, contains objects from every continent of the world, made out of every kind of material, and referencing

The Material Properties of a Papua New Guinean Adze

Work conducted with:  The British Museum, UCL Ethnographic Collection By:  Sarah McFalls, Molly Johanssen Summer 2013 UCL’s Ethnographic Collection, comprising over 3000 artifacts, contains objects from every continent of the world, made out of every kind of material, and referencing

Domestic Cosmologies of Materials and Disposal

Client:  The Great Recovery Project By:  Alison Violet-Mount, Emily (Chenyi) Cai, Lulu Chen, Xian Chen, Foong Wai Ng Summer 2012 This work aimed to assist the Great Recovery Project in their work on circular, sustainable economies of materials, by exploring

Domestic Cosmologies of Materials and Disposal

Client:  The Great Recovery Project By:  Alison Violet-Mount, Emily (Chenyi) Cai, Lulu Chen, Xian Chen, Foong Wai Ng Summer 2012 This work aimed to assist the Great Recovery Project in their work on circular, sustainable economies of materials, by exploring