Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Stroud Textiles - Slow Textiles Event Review


This is a good review of the Slow Textile event at the Stroud Textile Festival 2010, with a quick mention of me right at the end!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Slow Playgrounds


An interesting article sent to me by a friend about Slow Design in relation to playgrounds.  I think the diagram is particularly informative about the crossovers of Slow Design in different disciplines.  I am working on a Slow Design diagram for textiles and also on a general one at the moment, I will publish them here when they are done.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Slow as an outdated word

Is Slow as a word misleading or outdated?  How up to date are words to do with sustainability ?  is there a comfort or familiarity with words such as green and does that lessen their impact?  These are questions I will be looking at further.  One of the many things that has got me thinking about these words, their true meanings and their implications is this quote:
'I ... prefer to use the term "trade" over "craft" to emphasize the prosaic nature of my subject (though I won't observe this distinction rigorously) '      p5-6 Shop Class as Soulcraft; An inquiry into the value of work, Matthew B. Crawford

Also a conversation had in the TED office about the greenwashing of green terms.