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29th March 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST
Our love of fashion is driving an unsustainable system of manufacturing, distributing and disposing of our clothing that is impacting our planet. How can we change our behaviour and the system for the love of the planet? What does the data tell us, how can we harness new technology such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics and informatics, and creative tools such as Augmented and Virtual Reality. What is the role of 3D environments, games and NFTs in fashion?
Lynne Craig is the Programme Director of the Design Informatics MA, Institute of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Her practice connects design, technology, education, and business development; exploring the frontiers of emergent technologies and cultural change. Throughout her career she has built businesses, created products, designed systems for global audiences, and continues to reimagine what the role of ‘making’ in design, education and business looks like for tomorrow. Lynne was Founder and Director of Digital Anthropology Lab at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where she pioneered play-based design and engineering programs for fashion. Lynne is Non-Executive Director and Co-Founder of Holition Augmented Retail, and an elected member of Goldsmiths Centre Trade Advisory Strategy Committee, and Fellow, Royal Society of Arts.
Dr Lynn Wilson is a circular design practitioner, researcher, and educator, who focuses on consumer behaviour and the transition to a circular economy. Dr Wilson is the founder of Circular Design Scotland which provides consultancy support to businesses transitioning to circular business models and material practices and is currently a Creative Entrepreneur within the Creative Informatics Programme, University of Edinburgh, where she is developing a Circular Materials Repository. She is a contributor to Making Things Last – A Circular Economy Strategy for Scotland and has been a Fellow of the Arts, Commerce and Manufacture (FRSA) since 2015.