designer and researcher


First Son 1950s
The driving force of my design practice is the embracing and development of an ease of risk while designing. I feel that when designing for an uncertain world it could make sense to use a process which mimics the level of risk inherent in living on our planet.

Generally designers like to minimise uncertainty, and with the development of technology to aid in this the human hand has been more and more removed from the act of creation. This desire for control has lead to a proliferation of unsympathetic products which gobble up resourses without concern. I am not a Luddite however – an integral component of my design process is the design program Illustrator and a laser cutter. I am looking at how to combine the mechanical hand and the human hand, holistically using a risk embracing design process to generate clothing which transcends trends and sprouts design in a new direction. This is Precarious Design. Wish me luck


One response

  1. An

    Putting the Luddites aside, have you had a look at (Homo) Ludens? An idea that utilises “playfulness” as a way of tempting us to evolve/shift ingrained behaviours.

    Beautiful work. I particularly like the hooded check top on your ‘images’ page.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:41 am

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