Carole Collet     <>     Design Led Research

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“The enthusiasm with which Collet embraces science is pioneering an exiting new direction for textile practice.  As she straddles the divide between nature and science, moves between playful expression and intellectual discourse and works within a vast repertoire of materials, Collet seems to be creating a new discipline where design, science and sustainability meet.” (p.144, Textile Futures, B.Quinn, Berg 2010)

Speaking at:


Ambience 11 Conference, University of Boras, Sweden

Title: Biolace: An Exploration of the Potential of Synthetic Biology for Future Textiles


Digital Utopia Symposium, Architecture Museum Frankfurt ( Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM), Germany, organised by Plan a Berlin

Title: BioLace, The Promises of Living Technology and Synthetic Biology


Interweave Symposium, CSM and the V&A collaborate to celebrate the Festival of Social Sciences, V&A, London, UK

Title: How Living Technology Will Radically Change the Way we design our Everyday


Beyond Green Conference, Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Title: ‘Biomimicry and Synthetic Biology: New Design Models?’


Arkitekturmassan, Nordic Architecture Fair, Symposium, Goetthenburg, Sweden

> Panel Conversation, Biomimicry, The Business of Nature’s inspiration,

Speakers: Fredrika Gullfot, Saskia van den Muijsenberg, Anna Maria Orru, Michael Pawlyn and Carole Collet

> Presentation: The Wonders of Biomimicry

Speakers: Carole Collet, Kim Hereforth Nielsen, Michael Pawlyn, Anna Maria Orru

Title: ‘Design as a Catalyst for Bio Resilience’


Made By, International Annual Event, National Geographic Store, London, UK,

Keynote Speech : ‘Future Fabrications. Can Design-Science Iterations Challenge Sustainable Issues?’


Test Lab, Clothing without Cloth, Material Explorations in the Field of Fashion & Technology.

V2, Rotterdam, Holland

Title:‘Future Fabrications, Crafting Molecules and Printing Living Skins’


Towards Sustainability in the Fashion and Textile Industry, Conference organised by KEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Title: ‘Could Biomimicry and Biology Lead to New Sustainable Design Models?’


‘L Observatoire Des Nouveaux Medias’, Paris, ENSAD, France

Title: Bio-Design, Une Nouvelle Perspective Pour le Design Ecologique ?

Design Probe: Bio Lace, 2010 © Carole Collet

The projects showcased here are supported by the Textile Futures Research Centre and the research department at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.

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