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Inspire Keynote with Carole Collet

A picture of Carole Collet
A picture of Carole Collet
Carole Collet, photography by Misha Haller
Written by
UAL Awarding Body
Published date
01 February 2021

Date: 25 March 2021
Time: 2 – 2.45pm (30-minute talk followed by a 15-minute Q&A)
Location: Zoom meeting
Price: free

We're delighted to announce the second Inspire keynote in our Teach Inspire Create 2021 programme: Designing with and for living systems from Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures at Central Saint Martins, Carole Collet.

Carole holds two key roles at Central Saint Martins. She is Director of Maison/0: a creative platform for Regenerative Luxury, set up in 2017 in partnership with the luxury group LVMH. She is also co-director of the Design & Living Systems Lab: a research group which explores the properties of biological living systems in order to develop wider ecological understanding through creative practices in art, design and architecture.

As an educator, Carole has pioneered the integration of sustainability into the curriculum by founding new courses, such as MA Textile Futures in 2001 (now Material Futures) and the first MA in Biodesign in 2019. In her research, she questions how and what we can learn from living systems to develop inherently sustainable propositions. Her design research includes biomaterial prototyping as well as exhibition and conference curation and publications. She curated the first international biodesign exhibition Alive, New Design Frontiers in 2013 to propose a sustainable framework for biodesign. Her work has also been featured in international exhibitions such as the V&A and the Pompidou Centre.

Carole regularly delivers keynote speeches and contributes to conferences on the subjects of biodesign, material futures and sustainable fashion. In her Inspire keynote for Teach Inspire Create 2021, she will draw on her extensive and varied experience to reveal methods for adopting biological principles in the creative process. Exploring creativity sustainably, and sustainability creatively, she will discuss ways of developing new nature-positive design propositions. We hope this session helps to inspire our educators and provide ideas for future project briefs.

Booking is now open and all delegates must book a place to attend. Booking in advance is also highly recommended.

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