Sustainability, Design and Brands

15:20 - 16:10 19 September 2019

Professor Carole Collet

Director of the CSM LVMH sustainable innovation programme (Maison/0) and Founder Design & Living Systems Lab at Central Saint Martins UAL

About Speaker

Carole Collet is Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London where she currently holds two key roles. As CSM-LVMH Director of Sustainable Innovation, she set up Maison/0, an incubator of creative sustainable innovation, in partnership with the luxury group LVMH. She is also Director of the Design & Living Systems Lab, a research lab which explores the interface of biological sciences and design to propose new sustainable models of biofabrication.

Pioneering sustainable curriculum design: As an educator, she has pioneered the integration of sustainability in the curriculum at Central Saint Martins UAL. In 2001, Collet founded MA Textile Futures (now MA Material Futures) and in 2018, she founded the world first MA in Biodesign.

Biodesign research as a driver for sustainability: In her research, Collet questions the emerging role of the designer when working with biological systems. She has also established an original framework for sustainable biodesign, which was first published with the inaugural curation of ‘Alive, New Design Frontiers’ in 2013. Her work has been featured in international exhibitions and she regularly contributes to conferences on the subjects of biodesign, biomimicry and sustainable futures.


15:20 - 16:10 19 September 2019