Miriam Ribul

Material Activism: The role of design research in the scientific development of regenerated textiles in a circular economy

Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon (CCW)

My area of investigation is at the intersection of material science and design research.

By exploring how design can offer new insights for textiles when designers intervene with materials; not in their finished form, but in the science laboratory, this PhD proposal intends to develop a design-led paradigm for textile manufacturing fit for a 21st century circular economy.

The aims of this PhD research are to develop new models for textile design interventions through design-science collaboration in the fabrication of new regenerated textiles, and to create a range of textile artefacts that emerge from these interventions.

Supervisors

Dr Kate Goldsworthy

Professor Rebecca Earley

Professor Carole Collet