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Central Saint Martins UAL, Design & Living Systems Lab

Contact: Carole Collet

The Design and Living Systems Lab is a pioneering research laboratory that explores the interface of biological sciences and design to challenge established paradigms and envision new sustainable materials and forms of production for the future. The Lab has grown out of 8 years of Prof. Carole Collet‘s research activities at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts. The D&LS Lab explores a new hierarchy of relationships with the ‘living’ where designers operate within a sliding scale of a ‘natural nature’ and a new ‘programmable nature’ in the quest for innovative ecological design and fabrication models. The main objective is to explore biological sciences through design to grow new design propositions that could facilitate the transition to the ‘one planet living’ horizon 2050.