MA Material Futures is hosting the “Bye Bye Homo- Sapiens: reflection of future humans” At Central Saint Martins on Thursday 6th March with world renowned designers in the field of wearable technology and scientists, ethicists, paleontologist etc… !

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Cyborg Neil Harbisson appointed MA Material Futures Designer in Residence

MA Material Futures is honored to announce the appointment of Cyborg Neil Harbisson as MA MF Designer in Residence !

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NAME CHANGE! MA Textile Futures is now called MA Material Futures. We’ve always believed ‘textiles’ to encompass a broad approach to materiality, and to better reflect the multidisciplinary nature of our work we have changed our course title.

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FranklinTill New website UP and RUNNING!

MA Material Futures Course Leader Caroline Till and her studio: FranklinTill has a new website. Check it out on
FranklinTill Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio bridging research, forecasting and creative direction

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Nelly Ben Hayoun speaking at SXSW, AUSTIN, USA

MA Material Futures First Year Tutor Nelly Ben Hayoun is talking at world renowned festival SXSW Interactive on 11th march 2014. With 35,000 expected attendants, it is one of the major event for digital, design, music, film and creative industries.

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Nelly Ben Hayoun speaking at WOW, Southbank Center, London

Nelly Ben Hayoun, MA Material Futures First Year tutor will be speaking on 7th March 2013 at Southbank Center, London, as part of Women of the World Festival 2014. WOW is a packed weekend that both celebrates the incredible achievements of women, and looks at the most potent topics for women today.

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‘Big Data- Designing with the materials of life’ Opening

Hope you can join us for the private view closing event of our current ‘Big Data- Designing with the materials of life’ project in the Lethaby Gallery at CSM on Wednesday 12th February

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Nelly Ben Hayoun speaking at Webstock, New Zealand

Nelly Ben Hayoun, First Year Tutor in MA Material Futures is speaking at Webstock, In New Zealand on 11th February 2014.

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FranklinTill Studio and Heimtextil 2014

FranklinTill Studio, the design studio co-founded by MA Textile Futures Course Leader Caroline Till, has recently designed and directed the Heimtextil 2014 Trend exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany

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MA Textile Futures display

When Science Meets Design by MA Textile Futures- To coincide with the ‘Big Data’ exhibition project Textile Futures are displaying work by recent graduates exploring a science-driven design narrative within the crossing at CSM, Kings Cross.

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The Living Factory: Designing and Manufacturing with Synthetic Biology

Central Saint Martins, Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) and InCrops are holding an evening of talks and discussion on the opportunities, risks and challenges associated with designing and manufacturing with synthetic biology horizon 2050.

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Big Data: Designing with the Materials of Life

This real time exhibition investigates how leading research in biology could inform the design of future sustainable materials, products, services and architecture. For the first time at Central Saint Martins, the Lethaby Gallery presents a live project involving MA Textile Futures designers and the Interactive Architecture Lab (GAD RC3) from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in which the public is invited to witness the secrets of design thinking and making informed by biological sciences.

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Disaster Playground: A Pre-Enactment

MA Textile Futures First Year Tutor Nelly Ben Hayoun is having a solo exhibition on the development of her new project Disaster Playground

31/01/2014 to 28/02/2014

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MA Textile Futures Interim Show

Hope you can join us for the private view of the Postgraduate Work In Progress show on Tuesday 7th January.

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Design beyond Making_Exhibition

Exhibition ‘Design Beyond Making’ opens at Protein Gallery this week, curated by MATF Graduates Ann Kristin Abel and Miriam Ribul:

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Nelly Ben Hayoun, Head of Experiences at We Transfer

MA Textile Futures’ tutor Nelly Ben Hayoun appointed Head of We Transfer.

Director of the International Space Orchestra at NASA Ames Research Center and Designer of Experiences at the SETI Institute, Nelly Ben Hayoun, joins WeTransfer to design cosmic user experiences and partnerships.

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Welcome Project 2013-2014

Welcome Project 2013- Stone Carving in Portland, Dorset For this year’s welcome project Textile Futures 1st and 2nd Year students visited Portland Stone in Dorset to learn stone carving. The project involved students using the techniques they learnt to craft a tool for the future. — at Isle Of Portland, Dorset.

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Nike Workshop

Nike Hyperfeel Workshop with Textile Futures & Bart Hess Current students from MA Textile Futures were invited to take part in a 1 day workshop organised by Nike to celebrate the launch of their new Hyperfeel Trainer. Working with designer Bart Hess students were exploring and proposing the future of ‘feeling’ and tactility in footwear. — at Nike1948.

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MA Textile Futures showing at Dutch Design Week

The show highlighted the various connections between 10 projects of recent postgraduates from Central Saint Martins.

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MA Textile Future Final Show 2013

Don’t worry if you missed the degree show- there will be another opportunity to meet the graduates of 2013 as MATF has been invited to showcase at 100% Design as part of London Design Festival. See you in September!

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