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"I'm interested in materials in their rawest state ... to the point where it's processed, to user intervention, to post consumption and disposal and reuse."

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What does our physical space look like in the digital era?

BY HOT POP FACTORY
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

As the digital life is moving faster than our physical life, Biying Mao and her company Hot Pop Factory has started using digital means to disrupt the physical design process. Rather than designing form, they are using computational design to design rules and parameters, similar to computer programming. 

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Create and Collaborate

BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Fabcafe as a new place to collaborate and create set to start in the end of the summer in NYC is presented by Kristen Smith. Tech on site is helping customers with their designs and laser cutting and in the evening the Fabcafe turns into events space. The platfform is to take global connections and use them to thrive the local creative economy.

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Designing Materiality with 3D Printing

BY ANDREAS BASTIAN
@ VOL 140 ON OCT 26, 2016

Researcher and designer Andreas Bastian discusses the role between tools and design, and how new technologies like 3D printing are challenging traditional frameworks of product design and material performance.

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Conversation Prints: Artful Dialogues about Reproductive Rights

BY DARCY FALK
@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

"Conversation print" is the industry term for fabric prints that re not floral or geometric.  Darcy Falk talks about her project that moves beyond prints that featuring golf clubs and kitchen appliances.  She is developing garments using vintage patterns and unique fabric that sparks conversations about topics that we don't usually talk about at the dinner table.  The result is conversation prints that stimulate artful dialog about reproductive rights.

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

BY PAUL LEWANDOWSKI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

 
Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
 
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  


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Local Construction Techniques Using Digital-Fabrication

BY KOHKI AKIYOSHI
@ VOL 153 ON DEC 13, 2017

建築家の秋吉浩気さんは、地方自治体と協働したプロジェクトを通してデジタルファブリケーションを用いた新しい建築のあり方を提示します。ダイナミックな作品の試行の数々は必見です。

Architect Koki Akiyoshi presents a new way of building merging traditional and digital fabrication. Through his numerous projects collaborating with local governments of various communities, we will be able to experience the dynamism of his unique design approach.

 

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Process of Fabric Printing

BY RACHEL DOMINGUEZ-BENNER
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 18, 2018

Rachel Dominguez-Benner explains the various processes and options involved in screen printing. 

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Materials and Process First

BY STEVEN JUNIL PARK
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Steven Junil Park started his label '6x4' during his study at Elam School of Fine Arts as a response to the lack of everyday practicality he saw in art objects. He produces everything under the label himself: clothing, shoes, and accessories, with the conviction that materials and processes are more important than the intention of the maker. His pieces are one-offs and often feature handmade buttons, recycled and repurposed textiles, natural dyes, and hand-sewn finishing. He is intent on listening to the memory of materials and doing them justice by crafting them into long-lasting, practical items with integrity.