Since 2007 I have been teaching at Central Saint Martins College, University of Arts London, as an interaction lecturer on two Masters Programmes; Textile Futures and Industrial Design. As my responsibilities at the Bartlett School of Architecture of grown, I have sadly had to take a smaller role at CSM and currently only teach part time as a tutor on the MA Textile Futures where I support students interest in new digital technologies, fabrication techniques, interaction design and theory.
An Introduction to Textile Futures made in 2011
MA Textile Futures 2007-Ongoing
The 21st century marks the beginning of a new textile revolution , and we believe it is smart, invisible, sustainable, ethical and poetic. Smart? The emergence of intelligent technologies such as conductive textiles, sensory fabrics, wearable computing, biomaterials, nanotechnology demand greater collaboration between science and design to transform textile design processes and products. Invisible? New fibers and finishings create textiles with invisible built-innovative functionality such as vitamin-enhanced fabrics, anti-stress fibre, solar-reactive yarns and composite materials. Sustainable? Increasing demands to consider sustainability necessitate more responsible approaches to textile design. Issues of production, waste and post-consumption drastically change potential design processes and outputs.Ethical? Demographics, globalisation, changing consumption patterns that impact on markets can be challenged by design. Poetic? Human need for inspiring aesthetics and comforting material persists. The aesthetic and emotional qualities of cloth and craft become even more relevant in a high-tech, high speed consumer culture.
Inconspicuous Matter: Celine Marcq 2010 – A material research project that aims to develop responsive materials for future ambient displays, which would make it possible to visualize electrical energy flows.
MA Industrial Design 2007-2009
The intention of the course is to create an environment of creative and critical experimentation and exploration in which students are encouraged to challenge not only the objects which are the result of the process of design, but the matrix of roles, responsibilities and relationships within which the designer might work.