Katie Mcconnach Link Being Human and The Anthropocene – Responsible Design

IMAGE: Waste material exploration using a cardboard tube, coloured transparent paper and light.
IMAGE: The interesting colours and shadows created by these simple materials.
IMAGE: Digitally developed ideas from the results of the material exploration.

My project started with a focus on circular economy and zero waste in the fashion and textile industry. I have researched the impact this industry has on the environment and what I can do as a consumer and creator to live more sustainably. My material exploration tied in well with my theme as all the materials used were recycled and were things I already owned. Exploring the potential of simple materials such as a kitchen roll tube and coloured transparent paper combined with light had interesting results. I have developed these further digitally and felt they would look good printed on a soft, flowing fabric.


Being HUMAN 2021/22