Circular Transitions Conference

Ella Doran is very excited to be part of the Circular transitions Conference at the Tate Britain & Chelsea College of Arts, which shall be held on 23rd - 24th November 2016.

Read on for more information:

"The Circular Transitions Conference will be the first ever global event looking at designing fashion textiles for the circular economy. Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) at University of the Arts London (UAL) will be bringing together world leading academics and industry experts in the field to imagine a future where materials are designed, produced, used and disposed of in radical new ways. A full programme of 4 high profile keynotes speakers, 35 papers and 40 exhibitors will be making this happen at the Tate Britain on 23rd November 2016 and Chelsea on 24th November 2016."

The conference and exhibition has been curated around three themes;

  • Design to change Material Systems by creating new industrial and economic models, which responds to technology, science and material developments.
  • Design to change Systemic Models to create new business models through services, networks and communities.
  • Design to change Mindsets and Behaviours to shape new habits; tools, frameworks and experiences to enable and support collaboration.

Keynotes will be delivered by: Sophie Thomas (Founding Director, Thomas Matthews)Cyndi Rhoades (Founder, Worn Again), and Elin Larsson (Sustainability Director, Filippa K), and Ed van Hinte (Lightness Studio/ DSR22).

It will be fascinating few days, full of insights, wonderful speakers and a sharing of textiles knowledge and good practise for us and our planet!

Making Circles

Ella will be part of the curated exhibition by Rebecca Earley & Kate Goldsworthy  in conjunction with the Circular Transitions Conference. The Making Circles exhibition, will showcase circular design pioneers, demonstrating the latest innovative materials, processes and design models and will be exhibited at the Chelsea College of Arts 23rd-24th November 2016.

Ella Doran collaborated with Avantika Agarwal’s Reweave technique with her iconic Icelandic photographic design ‘Rekki of Reykjavik’ to produce a piece of woven furnishing silk that transforms into an abstract expression of the design through the ‘Reweave’ process."

We will be doing a blogpost all about the lifecycle of this chair very soon, so stay posted...

You can attend the conference and view the exhibition by registering here