Fashioning Science

Design School Kolding, Denmark.
September 25, 2015. 9:30am

Emerging innovations in the material and biological sciences are transforming what is possible in design. But how do designers gain access to these innovations, so that their potential can be leveraged?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to fashion is: (1) to change (something) so as to make it suitable for a new use or situation; or (2) to bring (something new) into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials. This lecture will introduce a range of approaches to fashioning science in the contexts of fashion, textiles, product and industrial design. Examples from practice will be given, and links to resources that can assist designers to engage with the potential of fashioning science as a way to contribute to human flourishing.

Danielle Wilde is an Associate Professor of Research at SDU Design, Kolding. Her research is focused on embodied interaction, next generation wearables, post-disciplinary and disruptive research strategies, upstreaming engagement and converging craft, design and science. For more, go to: