It is always fascinating when you look into the origins of design. We take for granted why and where designs first start, and the journey through Check Me Out has allowed me to explore this even more. However I am confused why I have not written about the different types of checks before, but here we go…
From the 18th – 20th of March I was awarded a place on the Circular Economy Chiasma organised by Design in Action.
Design in Action is funded by a research council to do something new, and who work closely with six universities in Scotland. They are a growing network of business people, academics, designers and creatives who want to find new connections and new ways of doing things. The 5 key sectors they are looking into are Food, Information Communications Technology, Wellbeing, Sport and Rural Economies.
When studying woven textiles at university I was always drawn to understanding more about the origins of cloth, how and why they started.
Tartan was an area I took a lot of inspiration from, and looked into the different meanings they held, and why they were started.
When I studied woven textiles at Chelsea College of Art, I was privileged to be in close proximity to the TED project as they were based on the same campus as us, and the tutors were closely affiliated with our degree.