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Relaunch of ReMaterialise Library at Kingston University
Steel was stroked, pine poked and fabrics fondled at the relaunch of ‘ReMaterialise’ a materials library at Kingston University London, leading to a successful conclusion to the Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence project ‘Fighting Flatness’ between Ian Hunter, Materials Council and Professor Louis Nixon, Kingston University London.
The project, Fighting Flatness, investigated how physical materials resources paired with digital technologies can enhance the practice of creatives and their understanding of materials and materiality, ultimately reconnecting architects and designers with the matter their designs will be made from.
The findings, thinking and ideas were tested and implemented in the relaunch of ReMaterialise, Kingston University’s sustainable materials library. The exchange between Kingston University and Materials Council was incredibly fruitful and the collaboration will continue. With a new space, a fresh thinking and an updated 21st century approach to sustainability, students staff and the local community are set to benefit from this new design resource and tool.
Image caption: ReMaterialise Library at Kingston University London
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