Under the guidance of TextileLab Amsterdam the Master Industrial Design (MID) students work on design projects that focus on the unethical and environmental unfriendly realities of the current textile and clothing industry.
During this project students are fostering disruptive approaches, searching alternative models for production and business. Therefore research will play an important role. Design research dealing with material culture: the connection of humans to material objects and the role these objects and their manufacturing play socially, culturally, economically and ecologically. Consequential this design research is focused on deducting and construing meaning and is complementary to scientific research in which obtaining knowledge is the primary target. The results of the research are materialised in a design that deals with the well being of people and the planet.
Head Of Department Master Industrial Design at Royal Academy of Art (KABK) is Maaike Roozenburg who guides the students together with Yassine Salihine, Lenneke Langenhuijsen, Brecht Duyf and TextileLab Amsterdam during this project.
TextileLab Amsterdam will act as a client, provide the students with input and inspiration during a kick-off at the TextileLab and during feedback sessions along the process. In addition, they will give a lecture and workshop on bioplastics. The project will be concluded with a presentation at Waag.