Professor Carole Collet, Professorial Platform, lecture

Strawberry Noir - Carole Collet professorial platform invitation image

04 Jul 2017

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Designing for the Biocentury

Professorial Platform Abstract

Professor Carole Collet explores the interface of biological sciences and design to challenge established paradigms and envision new sustainable materials and forms of production for the future. Collet will be discussing her research work, at the intersection of design and biology, and her investigation into new ways of making informed by bio-fabrication, botany, biomimicry and synthetic biology. How do we evolve design protocols from the hand-made and the man-made to the ‘grow-made’? What kind of design species do we become? The lecture will unravel the story behind selected research projects and discuss a new framework for ‘designing with the living’ which helps define how designers can engage with the emerging bio-circular economy.

Closing by Professor Jeremy Till,
Head of Central Saint Martins', Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London

Registration from 6pm -
      [please arrive by the Platform Theatre entrance on Handyside Street]
Seats 6:15pm
Lecture 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reception 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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