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Kay Politowicz

(Chelsea College of Art and Design,
University of the Arts London)

Kay Politowicz is Professor of Textile Design, co-founder and Project Director for the Textiles Environment Design (TED) research group, which has developed strategies for designers to address the environmental, social and economic impact of the life cycle of textile products. She has been instrumental in establishing the post of Research Fellow and the TED Resource at Chelsea. TED research has contributed significantly to the successful designation of the Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) at UAL.

She is an active member of the UK Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses (FTC).

Previously, as Course Director for BA (Hons) Textile Design at Chelsea, Politowicz developed a course known for a high level of achievement in specialist material processes and for an environmental focus to curriculum developments within the subject. In her current role, she devises strategies to connect the taught curriculum at BA and MA level, and to develop opportunities for partcipation in practice-based research projects. Politowicz’s practice has evolved into collaborative projects with design partners to test theories of sustainable design for innovation in the production, use and disposal of textiles.

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